EOSTATE Base and EOSTATE Everywhere

EOSTATE - Key overview of all production-related data

As a quality assurance instrument, EOSTATE monitors the progress of the construction of multiple products across multiple interlinked laser sintering machines and provides an overview of production-related data. EOSTATE is a multifunctional tool for Additive Manufacturing (AM) with EOS systems. Status, control and reporting software can be used to monitor production on several interlinked systems at the same time. EOSTATE evaluates data saved on the machines, prepares it in a clear format and provides a key overview of all production-related information at all times.

EOSTATE is modular in structure and can be adapted flexibly to the different requirements of users and end customers. The basic version contains the Basic Module and EOSTATE can be extended to include the optional components Quality Assurance (QA), Controlling, Machine Park Management (MPM). These modules make processes transparent and therefore controllable.

The process software of a laser sinter machine continuously logs important process data in a database on the machine's computer. A Data Base Management System (DBMS) that runs on every machine computer manages this data. EOSTATE establishes a network connection to the DBMS and thus enables direct access to all data that logs the process software in the database.

EOSTATE filters this data according to the given criteria, manages, saves and exports machine data, creates statistics and enables extensive reporting. The software also allows a machine to be monitored by webcam.

EOSTATE Everywhere - Real-time Monitoring for your EOS Systems

EOSTATE Everywhere is the next step towards a user friendly machine park monitoring. Real-time information on Machine Park Status and access to current sensor values and pictures.

EOSTATE Monitoring Suite – Real-Time Monitoring for Industrial 3D Printing

Multi-monitoring tool for quality assurance and process development

Binding quality standards apply in many industries, and particularly in large-scale manufacturing for the aerospace sector. For that reason, reliable quality control and quality assurance systems for the innovative technology of industrial metal 3D printing are of huge significance.

With the EOSTATE monitoring suite EOS offers customers a modular, comprehensive hard- and software solution that captures all production- and quality-relevant data in real time. EOSTATE comprises four different monitoring modules: System and Laser, PowderBed, MeltPool and Exposure OT (optical tomography).

 

With EOSTATE Exposure OT, EOS is the only manufacturer of DMLS systems offering its customers a quality assurance tool that incorporates optical tomography. It enables complete build processes to be permanently monitored, resulting in high cost-cutting potential through non-destructive examination via CT scans.

EOSCONNECT - Industrial Grade Connectivity

Industry 4.0 means to fully integrate industrial 3D printing into manufacturing processes, enabling a highly flexible production and increased efficiency.

And with EOSCONNECT, all the machine and production data collected can be made usable on a live basis. To enable this, EOS offers an open interface capable of providing integration either into intelligent EOS applications providing productivity increase or to be used by third party applications. This way we lay the foundation for companies to truly integrate additive manufacturing in industrial production environments.

Stages of digital integration

Stages of digital integration

The factory of the future is digital: EOS solutions for industrial 3D printing enable a highly flexible and efficient production. (Source: EOS)

 

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EOS solutions are highly connective to on premise MES/ERP solutions but also serve upcoming digital marketplaces and IoT platforms. EOSCONNECT will be the most advanced gate opener to gain flexibility and increase productivity. Machine and production data can be gathered and made available in near real-time. EOS even offers an intuitive app to visualize the data in a dashboard. This is the next step towards a comprehensive and user-friendly machine park surveillance.

This high connectivity enables two beneficial outcomes: Companies gain a seamless handover of production data into their CAQ systems (Computer Aided Quality) for secure traceability, helping them to validate their processes for production. They also can benefit from transparency with visualization and readout of real-time production KPIs. In the end, the connectivity helps businesses to improve their productivity.

Data Preparation and Process Software for Additive Manufacturing

EOSPRINT 2: New generation of job and process management software

It is an intuitive, open and productive CAM tool for EOS systems that enables to assign and to optimize build parameters for your CAD data. Now available for EOS M 290, EOS M 400 and EOS M 400-4.

 

  • Be more productive with the new plane segmentation and significantly increase speed.
  • New exposure patterns and parameters enable unseen part quality at lowest cost per part.
  • Open EOS ParameterEditor module allows even greater freedom for application-specific parameter optimization.
  • Workflow-based user interface reflecting the AM CAM process makes it intuitive and quick to learn.
  • An easy and safe part production with the automatic geometry and position-driven dosage quantity of material.
Up-to-Date Version: PSW 3.8 - Flexibility with Open Parameters

The process software (PSW) controls the EOS System. An option of the PSW is the EOS ParameterEditor which allows the exposure parameters to be changed for each specific material. The new software update PSW 3.8 allows to optimize various previously preset process parameters to suit the special requirements of different parts. These extended setting options allows to adapt the parameters in steps to the requirements in order to increase the productivity of the system, to save costs or to improve the quality of the parts.

Data Preparation Software

The prerequisite for the correct progress of the construction process during laser sintering is the preparation and control of CAD data. Orientation and positioning is handled by rapid prototyping software such as Magics RP. The component data required for the construction process is transformed into layer data either by means of EOS RP tools or by means of the BuildProcessor available for Magics.

Procedure for data preparation

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Rapid Prototyping with Additive Manufacturing Solutions by EOS

Additive manufacturing is ideally suited for Rapid Prototyping.

Thanks to the highest possible degree of design freedom, even complex shapes such as bionic structures can be manufactured. It is possible to manufacture physical presentation and functional prototypes quickly and cost-efficiently without the need for manual processing – directly using three-dimensional CAD construction data. This makes the entire product development process considerably faster.

Flexible construction and material variants

EOS systems build up prototypes as well as end products layer-by-layer. Different metal and plastic powder materials are available. Products made of different materials belonging to one material family (metal or plastic) can be processed on one machine. This is especially interesting for prototype manufacturing.

Companies in many sectors of industry are now making successful use of laser sintering processes in their development and manufacturing processes.

Tool Repair with Additive Manufacturing by EOS

EOS Additive Manufacturing can also be used to repair damaged tool inserts, saving manufacturers time and money.

The repair of damaged tool components is an application area in which innovative Additive Manufacturing technology from EOS can really demonstrate its strengths. Instead of having to dispose of a worn-out tool and replacing it with a new one, the damaged areas can be repaired quickly using laser sintering. This enables manufacturers to benefit from a longer operating life, also reducing operating costs.

Repair instead of replacement

Here is an example to show what can be achieved: Ecoparts AG in Rüti, Switzerland uses DMLS technology from EOS to provide services to customers from a wide variety of industrial areas. These include rapid manufacturing, rapid tooling and solution engineering for injection moulding.

One of the solutions on offer is the repair of partly defective tool inserts. Ecoparts first produces a new reference surface through grinding and sharpening. The EOSINT M 270 laser sintering system is then used to build up the missing structures layer-by-layer on the prepared pre-form using the CAD construction data. This means that users do not need to rebuild the components from scratch. This saves them time and money.

Tool Repair with Additive Manufacturing by EOS

Tool insert before repair (Source: Ecoparts)

Tool Repair with Additive Manufacturing by EOS

Tool insert after repair (Source: Ecoparts)

Optimizing Die-Casting Operations with DMLS by EOS

EOS Additive Manufacturing can integrate tempering channels in a tool directly and in near-contour conditions, thereby optimising heat diffusion. This facilitates higher productivity and part quality in die-cast serial production.

Optimizing die casting operations with DMLS by EOS 

Tool insert for die casting (Source: LBC)

 

One of the major challenges in die-casting is the defined cooling of the tools used during serial production. This is where conventional tool production processes reach their limits: Tempering channels can only be drilled in straight lines. This means that critical hotspots can often not be reached with coolants and thus cannot be relieved. As a consequence, the tool can become misshapen and its service life will be reduced. In addition the partly deficient heat dissipation is responsible for long cooling times for the manufactured products.

Innovative Additive Manufacturing from EOS on the basis of DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) is the answer: This makes it possible to integrate optimized tempering channels in the tool directly and under near-contour conditions during production. This means that heat can be dissipated much after and more evenly, while hotspots can be cooled on a targeted basis. Manufacturers benefit from numerous advantages: the tool retains its shape better and lasts longer. In addition, the plastic product quality and dimensional accuracy of the manufactured parts is enhanced, and drastically reducing cycle times.

Laser sintering technology irons out weaknesses

One example illustrates the huge potential of DMLS for die-cast serial production. The LBC laser processing center in Kornwestheim uses modern laser technology to offer its customers new solutions. LBC focuses on the area of mould making, in other words the manufacturing and final processing of moulds. The company either adapts parts to the process line or adjusts the whole process line to the customer's processes. Thanks to the regular exchange of ideas with universities, research institutions and laser manufacturers, the laser process center is able to operate at the highest level using the latest technology.

LBC managed to design and manufacture a tool insert with significantly optimized tempering performance for a die-cast application. LBC constructed the insert from EOS MaragingSteel MS1 using the DMLS technique on an EOSINT M 270 laser sintering machine. During manufacturing, near contour tempering channels were integrated in the tool at defined points, significantly improving cooling performance. This enabled the manufacturer to reduce the cycle time by 20 %.

Optimizing Injection Moulding Operations with DMLS by EOS

EOS Additive Manufacturing allows direct integration of conformal cooling channels in moulds and mould inserts. Optimized heat dissipation enables shorter cycle times and increased productivity and plastic product quality in injection moulding operations.

Optimizing injection moulding operations with DMLS by EOS 

Tool insert for injection moulding made from MaragingSteel MS1 (Source: LBC)

 

In injection moulding, the cooling time of a finished product can constitute up to 70 per cent of the cycle time in series production. One reason: in conventional mould making, temperature control or cooling channels can only be drilled in a straight line. Critical hotspots often remain out of the coolant’s reach – and therefore cannot be mitigated.

Using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) by EOS however makes it possible to integrate optimized, conformal cooling channels into the mould during the production process. This ensures faster and more even heat dissipation. It reduces thermal stress in the mould and prolongs service life. The plastic product quality and dimensional accuracy of the parts is also increased as well as reducing warpage. In addition, this also allows for a drastic reduction of cycle times.

Here are some illustrative examples:
  • LBC focuses on mould making using innovative laser technology, and adapts parts or the entire process chain to the customer’s operations. Using DMLS, the company was able to optimize the thermal performance of a mould insert. This reduced cycle time by 55 per cent from 90 to 40 sec., corresponding to a productivity increase of 125 per cent per annum. The 3,250 Euro investment was recouped within two months, and the company was able to save almost 20,000 euro per annum.
  • In another application, LBC was able to reduce cycle time by two-thirds, using a DMLS-manufactured core to ensure effective cooling of critical hotspots.
  • Es-Tec increased the mould productivity of a blow die with a build time of 50 hours by 20 per cent.
  • SIG Blowtech was able to lower cycle times from 15 to 9 sec. For a 4-bottle blow die with DMLS-manufactured inserts, the company now has achieved a 75 per cent increase in productivity.

 

John Hart Partners

Mazak

Mazak

Mazak and John Hart have solidified a long standing relationship that dates back to the 1960s, we were the first international distributor for Mazak and continue to be the oldest supplier of Mazak machinery outside of Japan.

Yamazaki Mazak was established in 1919 and has been contributing to the development of the machine tool industry as a leading global company. Yamazaki Mazak manufactures not only advanced machine tools such as multi-tasking centers, CNC turning centers, machining centers and laser processing machines but also automation systems with the concept of DONE IN ONE to support global manufacturing by providing exceptional productivity and versatility.

Mazak were the first Machine Tool Company to offer conversational programming, which revolutionised the way in which machine tools were used. They provided an edge for all Mazak users and set a benchmark for innovation within the industry which they continue to push today.

Fanuc

Fanuc

Fanuc or Fanuc Corporation is a Japan-headquartered multinational electromechanical manufacturer specializing in robotics. John Hart began their relationship with Fanuc in 1984, when they introduced Australia’s first industrial robots.

Fanuc is one of the largest makers of industrial robots in the world. Fanuc had its beginnings as part of Fujitsu developing early numerical control (NC) and servo systems. The company name is an acronym for Fuji Automatic NUmerical Control.

Fanuc continue to push boundaries in robotics, and still hold the record for the world’s strongest industrial robot.

EOS

EOS (Electro Optical Systems)

EOS is the innovation leader in industrial 3D printing

As a producer of systems for the additive manufacturing of components in metal and polymers EOS enables the production of high quality products based on industrial 3D printing technologies.

With it's innovative manufacturing systems EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the field of additive manufacturing (AM). Founded in 1989, EOS is a pioneer and world leader in the field of Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) and provider of highly productive Additive Manufacturing Systems for plastic materials.

Citizen

Citizen

Citizen is the world class producer of sliding-headstock machines. John Hart and Citizen have enjoyed a strong relationship, and will continue to supply Australia with superior machine tools.

The company was founded as Shokosha Watch Research Institute in 1918. It is known as the manufacturer of Cincom precision lathe machine tools and Citizen watches. The trade name originated from a pocket watch Citizen sold in 1924.

Klingelnberg

Klingelnberg

The Klingelnberg Group is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of machines for bevel gear production and measuring centers for gearing and axially symmetrical components.

The Company's products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets.

Zoller

zoller

Enthusiasm for inspection and measuring technology, a keen sense of efficiency and consequent commitment to quality have assured Zoller's position in the world's top league.

Alfred Zoller founded the company in 1945. His vision: cost-efficient manufacturing in cutting production. Eberhard Zoller developed the company further to become a leader in innovation and quality in the measuring sector – and to become a global player. Today, the 3rd generation continues the Zoller success story – worldwide.

SMW Autoblok

SMW Autoblok

Autoblok Corporation was established in 1981 as a subsidiary of Autoblok of Italy, the largest power chuck manufacturer in Europe. Since 1942, Autoblok has been at the forefront of engineering and manufacturing state-of-the-art workholding, clamping and tooling solutions. In 1993, Autoblok acquired SMW of Germany. The combination of these two premier manufacturing entities resulted in the most extensive product line of high quality workholding devices in the world.

SMW Autoblok customers are ensured a consistent, single source of superior product performance, support and service.

Open Mind

hypermill

From turning through to 5axis simultaneous milling. 2D, 3D, 5axis milling and turning strategies, as well as specialty applications: Everything is available in one user-friendly interface. The fully integrated product concept with a CAD system, direct and standard interfaces, and postprocessors enables integrated processes from design to manufacture.

With its innovative ideas, years of CAM experience and milling expertise, Open Mind develops both technologically sound CAM strategies and forward-looking solutions. Open Mind has made a name for itself internationally as a pioneer in innovative 5axis technologies.

Today, Open Mind stands for a fully integrated product concept with solutions for automated programming, optimised processes and efficient manufacturing. New ideas are constantly being created for modern manufacturing thanks to this unique blend of computing and production expertise, experience and vision, international character and customised service.

Vericut

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Headquartered in Irvine, California CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization and analysis software technology for manufacturing.

Since 1988, Vericut software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions or areas of inefficiency. CGTech also offers machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for automated fiber-placement CNC machines.

MazaCAM

mazacam

MazaCAM is a CNC programming system for the Mazak CNC machine-tools, sold and supported by SolutionWare Corporation.

MazaCAM differs from most other CNC programming systems in that it can generate CNC programs in both Mazatrol and G-code. 

Siebec

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For over 50 years Siebec has been at the forefront of solving industrial filtration problems.

Siebec's development strategy has always been based on technical innovation. Their designs are protected by numerous patents and some products such as the L-TECH filter cartridges are major technological advances.

Siebec look for reliability and performance in their designs, and they are keen to invest in sophisticated manufacturing processes to optimise their products and meet the needs of manufacturing customers.

 

John Hart Support

At John Hart we regard service as our long term commitment to support customers to the highest possible standards.

We have been in the field consistently supporting customers for over 70 years now and we continue to work very hard to not only be the best in the industry, but to deliver on what we promise.

When you need fast reliable skilled service, we understand the importance of a timely response. John Hart has a history of following through and we never walk away from any issue, no matter how hard the problem may be.

With John Hart service you have support you can rely upon.

John Hart has a large and well supported service network situated throughout Australia. We have also developed and additional level of support with our Electronic Repair Facility and a large in-house Spare Parts Department. This two level approach has been developed over many years, enabling us to provide the best overall support of any machine tool company in the country.

Our philosophy is to provide support in the following areas:

Experienced service staff

John Hart has a large team of engineers who are situated throughout Australia, they are well trained, experienced and qualified. They are passionate about their work and are focused on keeping your machine up and running.

Factory support and market commitment

John hart has a resident Mazak engineer, a direct link to Mazak Japan, all original machine detail specifications and a long history of close co-operation with our overseas principals.

Spare Parts

Our Spare Parts Department maintains an extensive stock of spare parts at our Melbourne headquarters. Our experienced Spare Parts team is trained to provide fast and accurate customer support. If not available localy, parts can be shipped in form global network at short notice.

Electronic Repair Facility

The Electronic Repair facility is a factory backed facility which is able to quickly repair circuit boards, axis servo units, power supplies, spindle controllers, monitors and associated equipment for Mazak users throughout the country. The facility has factory trained engineers who use special electronic repair and testing equipment, have access to original drawings and use only genuine parts.

About John Hart

John Hart is a progressive and growth orientated privately owned organisation. We are committed to being the leading and most successful supplier of new machine tools, special products and factory automation systems in Australia. We achieve this by understanding our customers’ needs and providing them with quality, affordable products, backed by a professional customer focussed and responsive support team.

John Hart’s close association with some of the world’s leading machine tool manufacturers over long periods have placed it in a unique position at the forefront of major industry developments and innovations. This has resulted in John Hart being a key player in the ongoing technology transfer to Australian manufacturers that has taken place over the past 70 years.

 

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For over seven decades John Hart have been providing Australian industry with the worlds most innovative and advanced manufacturing technologies including CNC Machine Tools, Automation and Robotics, Additive Manufacturing Systems, CNC Lasers, CAD/CAM Software and Accessories.
We have developed strong relationships with the world’s best manufacturing brands including Mazak, Fanuc, EOS, Citizen, Klingelnberg, Zoller, SMW Autoblok, Siebec, hyperMILL, Vericut, and MazaCAM to ensure you have the right equipment for the job.
Browse through our range and discover how our technologies and solutions combined with our experience and support can transform your manufacturing capability and profitability.