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Farsoon launches its Large Format Metal 3D Printer

Chinese SLM and SLS 3D Printer manufacturer Farsoon, has introduced it’s latest Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) large-format metal 3D printer, the FS621M. Developed with industry partner and manufacturing service provider Falcontech, the new system has been designed to address the productivity challenges of metal 3D printing including size constraints, powder management and process control. As a result, the FS621M features a large build volume, powerful single or quad lasers and customizable setup, allowing Farsoon customers to enter into the serial production of large format parts.

Farsoon’s newly-announced FS621M 3D printer has been purpose-built to enable the series production of end-use components. Available with either a single 1000W laser or quad 500W lasers, the machine is capable of producing high-quality parts at speed. Farsoon’s focus on large-scale manufacturing extends to the machine’s build volume too, with the 3D printer also featuring a 620×620mm platform and a 1.1-meter vertical axis. According to Farsoon, this makes the system well-suited to potential new applications in the aerospace or oil and gas industries, amongst others.

In addition to being capable of printing at great speed and size, Farsoon’s new metal 3D printer continues the company’s tradition of open-platform printers. Farsoon’s “Open for Industry” philosophy offers customers a high degree of control in tailoring the build parameters of their components, allowing them to produce parts in a cost-effective manner.  Moreover, the FS621M’s settings can be specialized for specific applications, including laser parameters, scanning path planning, recoating control, size compensation, and support design. Using the system’s advanced dynamic 3-axis scanning system, powerful build process controls, and real-time recoating monitoring, customers can further optimize the build quality of any parts produced.

The FS621M has also been designed for ease of use, featuring a secondary circulation system with a dual-station filter structure, allowing for filters to be exchanged without disturbing the build process. To make manufacturing even simpler, the printer’s powder handling processes all use the same container during loading, unloading, and sieving procedures, offering fully-sealed powder handling that’s easy to transport and safe to store. Overall, this partially closed powder system allows for the continuous feeding of powder to the build, while retaining the user’s ability to easily exchange and monitor powder quality.

At present, seven of the machines have been installed on behalf of aerospace and large-scale manufacturing customers. Tests have since focused on large-volume fabrication, production with multi-lasers, and processing development of industrial powder materials. Farsoon is now looking to work with additional partners in China on the FS621M Beta system and is encouraging interested parties to reach out.

Faroon is represented by Sahas Softech LLP in India who have been one of the leading solution providers in the 3D Printing space in India.

 

Large-format aerospace components printed by Falcontech. Source: Farsoon.

 

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Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.