Farsoon Europe GmbH, Stuttgart, and TIGER Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, Wels, Nov 9th 2020 — Industrial-grade additive manufacturing machine supplier Farsoon and 3D material solution innovator TIGER jointly announce the successful development of thermoset material TIGITAL® 3D-Set 371 for plastic laser sintering on Farsoon’s HT252P platform. A key feature of parts fabricated with these powders is the flame retardancy, which is a major need for innovation for enabling functional applications. The innovative partnership combines TIGER’s expertise in thermoset material engineering and surface finishing solutions, with Farsoon’s truly open plastic additive manufacturing platform to offer a novel material-machine solution for expanding industrial markets.
Announced earlier in November 2019, TIGER and 3D-printing parts manufacturer Ricoh Products UK started a collaborative partnership on materials, processing, and application development to offer end-to-end additive manufacturing services. With intensive joint material development on Farsoon’s ST252P systems and TIGER, new generation of high performance, flame-retardant thermoset material TIGITAL® 3D-Set PPP 371 will be formally introduce to the market by end of November, 2020. To celebrate the launch of this new material, Ricoh and TIGER hosted a webinar session offering an overview on the capabilities and advantages of 3D printed thermoset material for end-use parts.
TIGER TIGITAL®’s innovative PPP 371 thermoset material solutions for additive manufacturing offers end-use functional parts with extraordinary thermal and mechanical performance, good electronic isolation, superior dimensional stability, and chemical resistance which enable industrial applications and projects amongst automotive, electronics, transportation, and aerospace industries. The low printing temperatures of the material is in line with an environmentally friendly production process. In addition, the innovative TIGITAL® 3D-Set PPP 371 solution is able to produce brilliant, full-colored functional parts with optimal laser sintering quality.
Thanks to the versatile and truly open Farsoon HT252P platform, the development cycle of this advanced thermoset material is greatly accelerated. The fast scanning speed of HT252P enables rapid batch production cycle of testing parts within less than 6 hours. The compact, versatile platform size of 250×250 mm is an optimal fit for new material development at an economic cost and minimal powder waste. Farsoon’s truly open platform, featuring an advanced “parameter-editor” included in the software package offers TIGER the maximum operational flexibility and capability in developing customized parameters combinations during the development process.
“We want to develop our products on SLS printers that meet the highest industry standards. Farsoon’s HT252P meets the industry standard and enables us to save resources and time in the development of new products. The cooperation with Farsoon and Farsoon’s HT252P with open platform has accelerated our development of thermoset materials.” Explain Dr. Baris Kaynak, Global Product Manager TIGITAL 3D-Set.
“We have had many meetings with industrial partners requesting part properties for functional applications, often this includes fire resistance while keeping elastic properties high.” explains Dr. Dirk Simon, Managing Director of Farsoon Europe GmbH. “We are so delighted to collaborate with TIGER in these directions. TIGER has tremendous formulation know-how for achieving brilliant solutions for serving functional applications.”
TIGER Coatings was founded in 1930 from a paint shop and today is an internationally active family owned and professionally run business with 8 production sites worldwide, 3 research & development centers and a sales network in about 50 countries. Headquartered in Wels, Austria, the company generated sales of 300 million euros in 2019 with 1,260 employees.
The high-quality coating solutions from TIGER – powder coating and digital inks for industrial printing systems – guarantee long-term value retention and are used, for example, on facades, car wheels, furniture, refrigerators or machines. With TIGITAL® 3D-Set, TIGER drives innovation and offers completely new thermoset materials for SLS 3D printing.
For further information, please visit: www.tigital-3dset.com
OPEN FOR INDUSTRY- Farsoon Technologies, founded in 2009 in China, is a global manufacturer and supplier of industrial polymer and metal laser sintering systems, with increasing growth in the international market, with direct operation from Farsoon Americas CORP based in Austin, Texas, USA and Farsoon Europe GmbH based in Stuttgart, Germany. Farsoon is committed to developing truly open additive manufacturing platform machines towards its true industrial potential and providing customers with best-in-class solutions for machine, materials, software, applications and services. Working closely with industry partners, Farsoon has developed a comprehensive portfolio of industrial grade plastic laser sintering and metal laser melting machines to suit the need of a wide range of industries.