EOS is expanding its Academia programme to promote powder-based 3D printing at universities and research institutions. After registering, participating institutions can benefit from exclusive access to regular updates from the Additive Manufacturing world, such as sample applications, white papers, and various activities specially designed for the academic field. They will also get an exclusive access to three new packages. The combination of specialised training with the practical use of their own 3D printing systems will enable both researchers and lecturers to experience first-hand the host of possibilities this technology offers. As such they can actively teach their knowledge to others. At the same time, universities can increase their appeal as centres of education by utilizing the expertise they have gained to offer a corresponding range of courses on key 3D printing technology topics.
Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO and Speaker of the Corporate Management at EOS GmbH, says: “As a technology and market leader, it is essential for us to prepare the scientists and students of today for the professional requirements of tomorrow. For this reason, with our Academia programme we are specifically promoting universities and research institutions by providing them with the best possible and state-of-the-art equipment.”
For more than 20 years, EOS has successfully supported researchers and academics with its Academia programme and enabled them to purchase EOS systems at favourable conditions. Over 300 EOS systems are already in use at various universities and research institutions worldwide. These include the Technical University of Munich, the University of Wolverhampton (UK), the California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, USA), and the Incheon PolyTech (Seoul, South Korea).
Mark Stanford, Professor for Advanced Manufacturing Technology at the University of Wolverhampton on the subject of Additive Manufacturing: “Our institution has used EOS systems for processing metal materials for research and educational purposes since 2004. The wealth of experience we have gained with metal 3D printing enables us to prepare our students for the manufacturing scenarios of tomorrow. At the same time it is an important distinguishing feature in comparison to other universities.”
Elements of the Academia programme
Depending on requirements, the current EOS Academia programme offers suitable ways of quickly entering the world of Additive Manufacturing. Organizations can enrol for the programme, provided they are a recognized educational institution, they use EOS systems at least 50 percent for their educational courses, and do not exploit the technology for commercial production purposes. EOS will draw 10 winners of a Sintratec Kit from all registrations received by October 20, 2017.