EOS founder invests in Lithoz
September 3, 2014
Lithoz, the world’s first systems provider for the Additive Manufacturing of high-performance ceramics, has announced that Dr Hans J Langer has invested in the company. As founder and CEO of EOS, a world leader in the field of laser sintering, Langer’s participation in Lithoz underlines the high potential of the company’s technology.
Dr Johannes Homa, CEO and co-founder of Lithoz, told PIM International, “In the past three years Lithoz has managed to establish a new and innovative production method in the field of high-performance ceramics. Through our partnership with Dr Langer our work finds special recognition and our future growth opportunities will increase significantly.”
Crucial for Langer’s participation at Lithoz was the company’s unique technology. The technology developed by Lithoz makes it possible for the first time to produce high-quality and fully functional high-performance ceramic components by using an Additive Manufacturing process. High-performance ceramics are often considered the material of the future. “Many companies are already convinced of the economic and technical advantages of the patented technology of Lithoz,” stated Homa.
Langer commented, “With Lithoz we have found a partner who will complement our product range ideally in the future. While EOS is the world leader in the field of laser sintering of metals and plastics, the technology of Lithoz will open up a variety of new technical applications in the field of high-performance ceramics. In my opinion there is great potential for high-performance ceramics especially in aerospace and medical applications. “
Dr Johannes Patzer, CTO and co-founder of Lithoz stated, “Because of their outstanding properties, high-performance ceramics are used wherever other materials fail. This applies, for example, to components that are used in corrosive environments or components that are exposed to extreme tribological environments and high temperatures.”
Lithoz technology has been used with success in the CIM industry for the Rapid Prototyping of fully functional ceramic parts.