EOS and SLM Solutions, both providers of the metal-based additive manufacturing technology, have announced that they have entered into a cross licensing agreement. The licence includes patents of both parties for laser sintering and selective laser melting, and is in addition to the existing patent licences between EOS and SLM Solutions. The parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the agreement.
Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder and CEO of the EOS Group: “We welcome this opportunity to intensify our collaboration with SLM Solutions with regard to patents that will enable both companies to continue to expand their innovations in the area of metal-based additive manufacturing.”
The Chief Executive Officer of SLM Solutions, Dr. Markus Rechlin, adds: “We are all players in a very dynamic market environment. The potential industrial applications of these additive technologies are enormous. This agreement provides us with an opportunity to tailor our additive manufacturing solutions even more to the challenges faced by our customers.”