Doosan Enerbility announced on October 26th that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with EOS, the Germany-based global leader of metal 3D printing, on pursuing cooperation in the areas of technology development and marketing. In attendance at the MoU signing ceremony which was held at the EOS headquarters in Munich, Germany were Yongjin Song, CSO of Doosan Enerbility, and Marie Langer, CEO of EOS, among others.
With the signing of this MoU, EOS will be bringing 3D printing software, materials, new process technologies to the partnership, while Doosan Enerbility will be sharing the user feedback and technology needs that were collected. Doosan will be joining EOS in the beta testing of new products as well. The two companies will also be collaborating on marketing activities, such as identifying potential customers and sharing success stories.
“By entering into this partnership with EOS, we have laid the foundation for more swift adoption of 3D printing equipment and technology,” said Yongjin Song, CSO of Doosan Enerbility. He added, “We aim to offer even more competitive products going forward and to firmly establish our company as the leader of 3D printing in Korea.”
Since first adopting 3D printing technology in 2014, Doosan Enerbility has been applying the technology to deliver various 3D printed parts, such as the components of large gas turbines in power plants. This past June, the company completed development of Korea’s first 3D printing process for cobalt alloys via collaboration with EOS. This technology is to be applied in areas such as the maintenance of aging gas turbines.
Doosan Enerbility finished constructing Korea’s largest 3D printing fabrication facility on the grounds of its Changwon headquarters last year. The company currently owns a total of eight metal 3D printers and plans are in place to pursue continuous business expansion.