Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), headquartered in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, USA, has announced Dr Hans J Langer, founder and former CEO of
EOS GmbH and now the CEO and Chairman of EOS Group, as the recipient of its
esteemed Innovators Award. The award is bestowed on those that have advanced
the Additive Manufacturing industry.
the CEO and Chairman of the EOS Group, Dr Langer oversees the strategic
alignment of the companies which comprise the group including EOS GmbH,
Additive Manufacturing Customized Machines (AMCM), Additive Manufacturing
Metals (AM Metals), Metal for Printing (M4P, Advanced Laser Materials (ALM),
and Kunststoff Vertrieb Dr Schiffers (KVS).
1989, Dr Langer founded EOS GmbH with the vision to produce three-dimensional
objects directly from CAD data using laser technology. He then went on to
expand the company into an independent and leading manufacturer of high-end
solutions in the field of AM.
to the founding of EOS, Dr Langer was active in research at the Max Planck
Institute for Plasma Physics and Managing Director at General Scanning. He
studied physics at the Technical University of Munich and was awarded a PhD in
Laser Technology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich in 1980.
Innovators Award will be presented at the 2020 AMUG Conference, Chicago,
Illinois, USA, March 22–26, following Dr Langer’s onstage appearance during the
conference’s Innovators Showcase. Previous recipients of the award include
technology creators Chuck Hull, Scott Crump, and Carl Deckar – inventors of
Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, and Selective Laser Sintering,
respectively – Fried Vancraen, founder of Materialise, and Gideon Levy of
Technology Turn Around.
Dekker, AMUG President, stated, “Hans’ journey in Additive Manufacturing
is an interesting tale that begins with him capitalising on an opportunity
created by the possibilities that others had rejected. He built on that to
bring the world new solutions in stereolithography, polymer laser sintering, and
Direct Metal Laser Sintering and to develop an ecosystem of companies supplying
end-to-end solutions to industry. With his background and lengthy list of
achievements, he is an excellent addition to the exemplary list of recipients
of the Innovators Award.”