toolcraft begins metal part production on Farsoon’s quad-laser FS422M AM machine
January 17, 2023
toolcraft AG, Georgensgmünd, Germany, has acquired a new FS422M-4 Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing machine from Farsoon Technologies, Changsha, China. The multi-laser FS422M-4 machine, now in operation at the Georgensgmünd facility, has four laser/scanning systems and features a build chamber size of 425 x 425 x 550 mm.
“I am positively impressed on the speed and professionalism of the Farsoon team installing the Laser Powder Bed Fusion system in our facilities in toolcraft,” stated Christoph Hauck, Chief Officer Technology and Sales of toolcraft AG. “The Farsoon FS422M-4 system has passed the factory acceptance test at the first trial, and we have started production of high-quality aluminium parts for sale to our customers already.”
The surface quality of the metal parts, particularly when using aluminium at high production speed, was one of the key deciders for toolcraft.
“toolcraft has put Farsoon under high pressure for demanding requirements on quality of aluminium parts at lowest production costs. toolcraft today confirmed Farsoon achieving these requirements, which is highly satisfying for me,” added Dirk Simon, Managing Director of Farsoon Europe GmbH.
Farsoon and toolcraft also announced a Joint Development Agreement for optimising hardware and software for the FS422M-4 machine, as well as for the quality assurance of metal parts’ production.
“The achieved status is very encouraging for us to collaborate with toolcraft in a development partnership to further optimise the system for the production of better metal parts at lower production costs,” added concluded Simon.