Lubrizol, located in Cleveland, Ohio, and Farsoon Technologies, located in Changsha (CN) are collaborating to broaden the materials’ choices for customers. Farsoon customers operate truly open systems and enjoy the possibility to select from an increasing number of powder materials. Customers, however, appreciate that both, the machine supplier and the powder supplier, help them in applying the material-machine combination.
Lubrizol and Farsoon jointly tested Lubrizol TPU-powders on Farsoon laser sintering machines and have been building up know-how to better technically support the customers.
Dr. Dirk Simon, Managing Director of FARSOON Europe GmbH: “Lubrizol is a strong player in TPU materials and instrumental in industrial applications, classically and in 3D printing. We appreciate that Lubrizol jointly with Farsoon push for the industrialization of additive manufacturing. For instance, the Lubrizol’s ESTANE® 3D TPU S95A powder shows good processability with stable part properties at 50% refresh rates, which are important features for industrial applications.”
“Farsoon’s strength in industrial Laser Sintering Systems motivated Lubrizol to enter into the collaboration.” said David Pascual, Global 3DP Marketing Manager, Engineered Polymers, Lubrizol. “Lubrizol is focused on the Advanced Manufacturing segment, developing open solutions in collaboration with industry leaders such as Farsoon. ESTANE® 3DP TPU S95A powder allows high elastic and flexible parts with great durability and outdoor resistance, thanks to the deep know-how used in the production of this thermoplastic polyurethane specific for powder bed sintering. Using Farsoon’s SLS technology, the sintered items have a whitish color, then can be custom dyed into a wide spectrum of colors. Farsoon and Lubrizol are committed to jointly help customers for using this high performing material-machine combination.”
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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. Farsoons 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) provide the whole range of machine portfolio as well as local service and maintenance activities.
About Lubrizol Engineered Polymers:
With more than 60 years of experience and a worldwide network that includes formulation design, manufacturing, R&D and cutting-edge technologies, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers offers one of the broadest portfolios of engineered polymers available today including resins that are bio-based*, recyclable**, light stable, flame retardant, adhesive, chemically resistant, optically clear and fast cycling. Our technology crosses many industries and applications, including surface protection, power and fluid systems, sports and recreation, wearable devices, electronics and automotive. For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com/engineered-polymers or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Bio-based content as certified in accordance with ASTM D-6866.
**Recyclability is based on access to a readily available standard recycling program that supports such materials. Products may not be available in all areas.
About The Lubrizol Corporation:
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2018 were $6.8 billion. For more information, visit Lubrizol.com.
ESTANE® mark is owned by The Lubrizol Corporation.