13th May 2022, Stuttgart, Germany
> Farsoon launches four new models of its 3D printing machines for the industrialproduction of parts using plastic or metal powders in the European market.
> This expansion of the machine portfolio targets the higher resolution and quality of the manufactured parts while at the same time increasing productivity of parts’ production.
> Farsoon will be present at the Rapid.Tech 3D trade fair from May 17th to 19th in Erfurt, Germany.
Farsoon already had a very broad portfolio of 3D printing machines. In line with Farsoon’s “OPEN FOR INDUSTRY” philosophy, Farsoon promotes the series production of parts using 3D printing. Therefore, Farsoon is now expanding its portfolio with four new models in the European market. This should cover the need for cheaper production of parts and at the same time increasing resolution of the parts’ geometries and improve parts’ quality.
As with all Farsoon models, the new models are “open systems”, allowing customers to freely choose the materials for their 3D printing, according to the specific needs of various end-uses. Furthermore, the user can freely adapt the process parameters in order to achieve maximum productivity with the required best part qualities.
The new models were developed at Farsoon’s Headquarters in China, taking full account of the interests and special requirements of the European market. Farsoon used the feedback from the broad customer base, mainly from Germany and Italy, in this development. The performance of these new models has been validated in the application center at Farsoon’s headquarters and with various customers in China. Some advantages of these new models are described as follows:
Figure 1: Left: Speed Matters: Farsoon customers will be very impressed by the speed of fabrication plastic parts with the new dual-laser Flight HT403P-2 system. Right: Large-Scale Matters: The Farsoon Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solutions (CAMS®) with Farsoon largest plastic laser sintering system is now available with Farsoon Fiber-Laser-Light Flight® Technology. Farsoon customers will be very impressed by the speed of fabrication plastic parts with the high-precise and ultra-fast Flight® Technology.
1.) The Farsoon Flight HT403P-2 is Farsoon’s fastest laser sintering system. On an area of 400 x 400 mm², two 300 Watt fiber lasers and two scanners with up to 20 m/s cooperate in the production of the plastic parts using the powder bed process. The system is offered with moveable cartridges with build cylinder heights of 450 mm or 540 mm. Farsoon Flight® technology (flight = fiber laser light) uses the relatively small diameter of the fiber laser to increase the feature resolution of the manufactured parts.
2.) The Farsoon HT1001P-2 established in the market is Farsoon’s largest laser sintering system with a high degree of automation. This system represents Farsoon’s Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution (CAMS®), which allows for the automatic change of build cylinders after parts’ manufacture is completed. The plastic powder feed can operate in a closed circuit, using Farsoon’s Powder Management System. The HT1001P-2 systems have been used successfully in Europe since the beginning of 2019.
Farsoon is now introducing the Farsoon Flight HT1001P-2 to the European market. This means that the advantages of Farsoon Flight® technology can also be used for this production machine: The speed of scanning is significantly increased, the relatively small diameter of the fiber laser can increase the feature resolution of the manufactured parts.
Figure 2: Left: Multi-Laser Matters: Farsoon customers will be very impressed by the speed of the fabrication of high-quality metal parts with the new quad-laser FS422M-4 system. Right: Large-Scale Matters: Farsoon provides the feasibility to fabricate more than 1-meter-high metal parts in a very productive way.
3.) The Farsoon FS271M has been established on the market for 7 years, it enables 3D printing of metal powders using the laser melting process. Farsoon has continuously expanded their machine portfolio, most recently the Farsoon FS273M was launched in November 2021 as the successor to the FS271M.
For larger systems, for 4 years, customers have been using the Farsoon FS421M machine, which can be optionally equipped with one or two lasers. The closed powder circuit and the use of cartridges as build cylinders enable very efficient production of metal parts. This is particularly popular in the automotive industry. With the new Farsoon FS422M-4, the productivity of parts’ production is significantly increased by using 4 lasers on an area of 420 x 420 mm². Farsoon has once again significantly optimized the software for the cooperation of the 4 lasers and scanners, especially for the overlapping area. As with the FS421M, the metal powder can be circulated in a closed loop in the new FS422M-4. Farsoon also fulfills the customer’s request for a higher build height, which is 550mm in the FS422M-4.
4.) Especially in the aerospace and energy industries, there is a request for significantly higher build envelops. Farsoon realizes this with the new Farsoon FS621M-4 with a height of 1100 mm. The build area of 620 x 620 mm² is also important for the desired large part. This makes this machine one of the largest laser melting machines available on the market. The powder handling operates in a closed loop, the powder is fed onto the build area continuously from the top without interrupting the build job. The powder filter systems are also designed in such a way that the filters can be exchanged (if necessary) without interrupting the build jobs.
With these innovations, Farsoon is significantly boosting the competitiveness of additive manufacturing: Parts can be manufactured more cost-effectively with larger and faster machines equipped with multiple lasers. These new Farsoon machines have numerous elements designed to facilitate operation and achieve a higher level of automation. The quality of the parts is also better documented by monitoring the build process.
Farsoon will present the 3D printing machines and their possible applications at the Rapid.Tech 3D trade fair, which takes place from May 17th to 19th in Erfurt, Germany. You can visit Farsoon at booth 2-415, where some parts that were produced on these machines, among others, will also be displayed.
FARSOON Technologies, founded in 2009 in China, is a system supplier of industrial grade plastic laser sintering and metal laser melting systems. Farsoon has developed a team of world-class experts with competencies in electrical/mechanical engineering, laser, scanning and optics, thermal controls, as well as material development and applications engineering. As a globally diverse company, Farsoon was founded with the clear vision and core commitment to creating open platform systems which will give the industry the freedom to innovate and expand the implementation of additive manufacturing in the global product’s marketplace.
Learning from the market about customer needs, Farsoon has moved to address the need for higher levels of productivity, improved feature details, and enhanced operational efficiency and flexibility. Farsoon’s latest innovations like the Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solutions (CAMS) and the very accurate and ultra-fast Flight® Technology stand for highest production rates and real industrial use of Additive Manufacturing.
Farsoon´s subsidiary FARSOON Europe GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany) provides the whole range of machine portfolio as well as local service and maintenance activities.
Mr. Nico Fiscella
Tel.: +49 711 13796 000
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