Farsoon introduces large-format FS721M-8-CAMS concept for continuous metal Additive Manufacturing

March 13, 2024

March 13, 2024

Farsoon Technologies has introduced the FS721M-8-CAMS- Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution Concept Integration with the FS721M platform (Courtesy Farsoon Technologies)
Farsoon Technologies has introduced the FS721M-8-CAMS- Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution Concept Integration with the FS721M platform (Courtesy Farsoon Technologies)

Farsoon Technologies, based in Changsha, China, has announced the FS721M-8-CAMS, a continuous Additive Manufacturing solution (CAMS) concept integrating the company’s eight laser FS721M platform to create an automated workflow.

The FS721M-8-CAMS is equipped with an internal conveyor system and a unique exchangeable cartridge. It allows for quick transfer of the completed build cartridge to the inert breakout station, load the second build cartridge to the system and start the production job, while the breakout process is conducted in parallel. This exchangeable cartridge strategy enables maximised machine ‘laser-on’ time, continuous production capability, and intensive manufacturing turnovers with minimal machine downtime between the build jobs.

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Equipped with an expanded rectangular build cylinder of 720 x 420 x 390 mm, and eight fibre lasers, the FS721M-8-CAMS can reportedly boost productivity up to 300 cm3/h and lower production cost per part.

The FS721M-8-CAMS offers many features and capabilities for enhanced part quality and repeatability, including high-performance digital optics, customised multi-laser scanning strategies, and process parameters ensuring higher productivity and uniformed performance in multi-laser overlapping zones. Farsoon also offers an advanced multi-laser calibration tool for overlap calibration.

The updated closed-loop powder handling system integrates multiple powder processes under a fully enclosed inert environment, including powder recycling, storage, sieving and new powder supply. The permanent filtration module is also offered for reduced operational cost and enhanced operational ease and safety.

The FS721M-8-CAMS is powered by Farsoon’s MakeStar software which offers powerful build process control and real-time monitoring of the build environment, including laser power, air flow, temperature, humidity and many others. In addition, the in-chamber cameras are equipped to monitor and record each layer for enhanced build quality.


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