- Open and productive data preparation tool further expands the opportunities of game-changing industrial 3D Printing
London, March 12, 2018 – EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, jointly with UseTree, the partner for UX design development, is proud to announce that it won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 in the ‘Apps / Software’ category for the intuitive user interface of their EOSPRINT 2 software. The iF DESIGN AWARD, organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH since 1953, is among the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world. It is recognized as a symbol of design excellence and for this year’s award welcomed over 6,400 submissions from 54 countries.
The EOSPRINT 2 software user interface won over the 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its intuitive and open approach. The jurors were convinced that it truly supports engineers in their daily work and is a great example of how complex processes become more accessible through design, as such empowering the users.
Industrial 3D Printing as provided by EOS is changing the way companies design and manufacture their products. Providing freedom of design, the technology enables highly individualized products in the medical industry as well as serial production of high quality components in the automotive and aerospace industry. It is currently one of the key drivers toward the digitalized factory of the future. It is a game changer which can enable companies to react in a more flexible way towards ever shorter innovation cycles and changing market requirements. The technology supports companies in both protecting their existing business against an ever tougher competitive environment and in developing completely new business areas.
As part of their software suite, EOS with EOSPRINT 2 is offering an intuitive, open and productive data preparation tool designed to assign and optimize build parameters for CAD data for industrial 3D printing on EOS systems. The software defines the exact path the laser takes during the part build process, as such influencing surface finish, tensile strength and build speed.
Gerd Denninger, Product Manager at EOS concludes: “We are very proud of having received this iF DESIGN AWARD together with the team from UseTree. It is a seal of excellence and quality that is greatly supporting our approach towards constantly making it more and easier to apply 3D printing as an established method of manufacturing.” He continues to say: “We decided to fully re-design EOSPRINT in 2016. The user interface of the previous version was complex and developer-driven because it had been growing organically for more than 15 years. So our clear goal was to create an outstanding user experience that makes it easy and enjoyable to use our technology.
Ariane Jäger, Senior UX Consultant at UseTree agrees and adds: “As a partner of EOS for this re-design, we had to build up a deep understanding of the issues and diverging customer requirements first. We analyzed the technical processes and in a next step translated them into simple intuitive sequences that take into account different knowledge levels and user needs.”
Today, EOSPRINT 2 offers a workflow-based approach that reflects the additive manufacturing process. Tools and features behave context-sensitive to each step in the workflow – easing the daily work of engineers. It comes along with a clear, contemporary and professional appearance of the surface. As such, EOSPRINT 2 demonstrates how complex processes can be made more accessible through design.
More information on EOSPRINT 2 can be found in the “Design Excellence” section of the if WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and on the EOS website.
The Berlin-based company UseTree creates unique product solutions – with a strong focus on the development of sustainable applications at machine-level. UseTree has established itself as UX partner for companies with various backgrounds, mainly in the industry, automotive, consumer and medical sectors. The interdisciplinary team of Human Factors engineers and designers support projects along the entire product lifecycle; from research, through the conception and iterative testing of prototypes, to market release and maintenance. All in the spirit to build beautiful, user-friendly and successful solutions.
EOS is the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy. www.eos.info