Farsoon expands range of multi-laser metal Additive Manufacturing machines
May 17, 2022
Farsoon Technologies, headquartered in Changsha, Hunan, China, has announced the launch of three new metal Additive Manufacturing machines. All three machines offer a multi-laser setup, enabling increased production speeds while maintaining part quality, and are suited to a wide range of industrial applications.
The new FS200M×2 platform is a medium-sized metal Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) AM machine equipped with a versatile build volume of 425 x 230 x 300 mm and dual 500-watt laser configuration. The new machine is said to be ideal for medium to high volume metal series production and prototypes.
As with all Farsoon machines, the FS200M×2 is an open platform system offering a high degree of control and enabling precise tailoring of processing parameters. To improve the productivity further, the FS200M×2 is able to integrate multiple scanning strategies of different layer thickness in a single build, according to an application’s needs.
Also now available is the new Farsoon FS422M-4, a four-laser metal PBF-LB machine with a build area of 420 x 420 x 550 mm. As with the company’s FS273M, introduced in 2021 to replace the popular FS271M, the metal powder can be circulated in a closed loop, said to be particularly popular with automotive industry customers.
Aimed at the aerospace and energy industries where there is a request for significantly larger build envelopes, Farsoon has released the new Farsoon FS621M-4. This four-laser system offers a build area of 620 x 620 x 1100 mm, making this machine one of the largest laser-based AM machines available on the market.
The powder handling for the FS621M-4 also operates in a closed loop, where 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.