December 15th, 2017- Farsoon Technologies entered into a three year collaboration agreement with COMAC (Commercial Aircraft of China) Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute for the development of high-performance additive manufactured parts to be used on commercial aircraft.
Farsoon and COMAC will cooperate in the development of optimal designs, suitable materials, and stable processes to manufacture performance polymer parts to meet CCAR (China Civil Aviation Regulations) regulations for commercial aircraft. Both parties will combine resources to develop final parts which will be placed on the latest generation of COMAC aircraft.
“Farsoon Technologies has invested heavily in the development of equipment, services, and new metal and polymer materials for additive manufacturing with heavy emphasis on industrializing the technology,” says Farsoon Technologies General Manager, Hou Peilin. “For the past two years, Farsoon has had close collaboration with COMAC and we are extremely happy that both parties have come together in this partnership to develop additive applications for the Chinese domestic civil aviation industry which will meet CCAR airworthiness requirements.”
Additive manufacturing technology (3d printing), also known as AM, is a layered based manufacturing method. This technology allows for the production of complex geometries without the need of molds or intensive machining. For the aerospace industry, additive allows for enhanced design freedom to produce otherwise impossible to manufacture parts. These plastic and metal parts can offer greatly improved performance with reduced weight and cost.
Farsoon Technologies is a total solution supplier of plastic laser sintering and metal laser sintering that was founded in 2009 by Dr. Xu Xiaoshu. Farsoon Technologies is transforming the future of additive manufacturing with vision, innovation, and our “Open for Industry” technical and business philosophy. As an industrial-focused AM company of both Polymer (plastic) and Metal systems, Farsoon has created a progressive array of possibilities for customers and partners to access to unparalleled freedom in applications, systems, and materials.