Repurposed printer joins others in 24/7 operation
Dunlee's factory, production staff, and research and development team also have ensured continued production and advancement of new projects. To increase capacity, EOS refurbished a 3D printer that originally printed gold products, and made it available to Dunlee for tungsten printing. That machine joins many others in Dunlee's dedicated 3D printing machine park. The park runs 24/7 and has doubled capacity year after year. Dunlee also has purchased additional printers that will be delivered in the second half of 2020, doubling capacity once more. In addition, EOS and Dunlee are working to optimize production hardware and software.
"Whenever you have an operation running around the clock, there will be some downtime," Eitel points out. "However, the local service team from EOS has quickly solved any concerns, and has even connected us with experts at EOS headquarters to resolve any problems as quickly as possible."
In addition to anti-scatter grids, Dunlee offers a broad portfolio of innovative components for CT systems, including reliable X-ray tubes, high voltage generators, detectors and product packages.
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