Kirsten Van Praet January 23, 2018

The relationship between EOS and Materialise goes back all the way to the beginning of the 3D printing industry. Reflecting on a successful partnership of more than 20 years, the CEOs of Materialise and EOS also discussed the changes and challenges that lie ahead for 3D technology at formnext.

In the interview, Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO of EOS, sees one big focus for the future of 3D Printing: spreading the additive mindset. That means identifying the right parts and the right applications, scaling them and qualifying them. As we always say at Materialise: we don’t just 3D print parts for the sake of 3D Printing. It’s all about meaningful applications: optimizing designs, saving costs, touching lives.

Keppler goes on to explain the importance of an end-to-end workflow. “It’s essential to integrate different technologies in order to offer the user one straightforward flow without data translation issues. That’s also where the Build Processor plays a crucial role.” The EOS Build Processor ensures that it’s easy for the user to translate data into parts. “Ease of use and the seamless integration of CAD, job preparation, build and processing is very important,” explains Keppler.

Watch Fried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise, interview Adrian Keppler, CEO of EOS.

Watch our interviews with Siemens and BASF for more insights about the future of 3D Printing, or contact us to discuss what a partnership can mean to your business.