• Companies intend to bring together technologies for complete workflow to automate manufacturing process, increasing efficiency and quality
• Solution can help manufacturers reduce design, operational costs to lower total cost of ownership
GHENT, Belgium, and CHANGSHA, China, March 13, 2023 – Oqton, a software provider helping manufacturers increase innovation and efficiency by intelligently automating production, announced it has entered a partnership with Farsoon Technologies, a global manufacturer and supplier of industrial-level polymer and metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) systems. The combination of the technology leadership and expertise of these two organizations is intended to enable a complete manufacturing workflow — from design through production — within a single software solution. As a result, industrial manufacturers will benefit from additive manufacturing solutions that increase productivity and help maximize their innovation and competitive advantage.
Oqton’s additive manufacturing software portfolio comprising 3DXpert, Amphyon, and Manufacturing OS addresses the entire workflow. This includes leveraging 3DXpert for design optimization and toolpath planning, Amphyon for process simulation to improve print strategies, and its AI-powered Manufacturing OS platform running order optimization and scheduling, monitoring, and management. Farsoon’s high-quality, industrial LPBF systems feature a wide range of build envelope sizes and production capabilities. Farsoon machines are renowned for producing high-quality, repeatable parts with excellent mechanical performance, accuracy, and surface finishes. Bringing together Oqton’s software and Farsoon’s 3D printing equipment will provide an integrated solution designed to enable a more streamlined additive manufacturing workflow including scheduling and planning for the workforce, machines, and material across multiple production lines. Benefits include:
• Increased efficiency: Customers can reduce the amount of time needed to process data with a streamlined solution that includes efficient design, data preparation, simulation, production planning, and monitoring.
• Improved part quality: Through the power of integrated analysis and simulation tools, customers are able to continually improve their printing strategies to produce high-quality parts.
• Complete traceability: Customers operating in highly regulated industries will benefit from full transparency and traceability across their production workflow through manufacturing execution system (MES) and machine monitoring (IoT) capabilities.
“We’re excited to officially recognize Farsoon as a trusted partner amongst a host of forward-thinking industry leaders,” said Toby Wang, vice president, Oqton. “We are impressed with the commercial and technical success enabled by their 3D printing technology. As we move forward, we intend to deepen our technical collaboration, further helping our customers achieve their desired results with improved productivity.”
Wenyu Guo, director of metal product line, Farsoon added, “The partnership with Oqton will offer real value to our customers from additive data design and preparation to production management. With Farsoon’s core strategy of ‘Open for Industry’, we are excited about the advanced design and engineering possibilities with the integration of Oqton’s additive software solutions.”
Oqton accelerates intelligent manufacturing by providing comprehensive software solutions for additive production, 3D scanning, and robotic welding — helping industrial and healthcare organizations drive innovation and efficiency. The company’s additive production software enables complete traceability and visibility across an organization, delivering AI-powered capabilities for image segmentation, additive design, build prep, MES, additive inspection, and simulation. Global manufacturers use Oqton software to automate robotic welding to increase productivity. The company’s industry-leading Geomagic suite is the foundation of 3D scanning solutions for reverse engineering and inspection applications. Oqton is supported by partnerships with machine and scanner vendors, software partners, and ERP/CAD/PLM integrations. For more information, visit www.oqton.com or LinkedIn.
OPEN FOR INDUSTRY – Farsoon Technologies, founded in 2009, is a global manufacturer and supplier of industrial level polymer and metal laser sintering systems. Farsoon is the leading supplier of industrial AM technology in China with increasing growth in the international market. In 2017, Farsoon released the first of a new series of machines under the revolutionary Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution (CAMS), and established Farsoon Technologies-Americas in Austin, Texas, USA. In 2018, Farsoon Europe GmbH was established in Stuttgart, Germany to expand direct operations to Europe. Farsoon is committed to developing AM towards its true manufacturing potential and providing customers with best-in-class systems, materials, software, application and services. Learn more: www.farsoon-gl.com
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