VBN Components names Farcco Tecnologia as Brazilian distributor

April 5, 2022

The use of Vibenite offers a number of advantages over other materials and manufacturing processes (Courtesy VBN Components)

VBN Components, Uppsala, Sweden, has named Farcco Tecnologia as its distribution partner in Brazil. The collaboration will include sales representation, engineering support, and technical consulting for Vibenite® Additive Manufacturing metal powder feedstock and built parts within the Brazilian territory.

Through the partnership, Brazilian industries will now have local access to the Additive Manufacturing technology for producing what is reputedly the world’s hardest steel, as well as cemented carbide Additive Manufacturing materials — the hybrid carbide Vibenite 480. Vibenite components can be produced in single units as well as in larger batches, and a customer can buy either manufacturing services or a Vibenite license to produce in-house.

“Brazilian companies are very interested in Additive Manufacturing as a pillar of industry 4.0,” stated Fabio Sant’ Ana, Director of Farcco. “The goal for the partnership with VBN is to give even more traction to the adoption of Additive Manufacturing through supportive resources and technical assistance, as well as the development of new products, applications, and more AM sites, making Additive Manufacturing increasingly common in Brazil.”

Farcco is said to have extensive experience within the Brazilian and international Additive Manufacturing markets as a dealer for international manufacturers of Additive Manufacturing equipment and feedstock, as well as technological knowledge of the equipment and processes used for many materials. The company takes an active position in the development of new manufacturing processes by partnering with customers as well as by collaborating with national technology centres like INMETRO, HuBMA and many universities. Farcco is also an active participant of the national and international standards committees ABNT, ASTM and ISO, which establish technical and qualitative norms for Additive Manufacturing.

Johan Bäckström, CEO of VBN Components, added, “I am very glad to be partnering with such a well-established company as Farcco Tecnologia that will be able to support our customers in a good way. Brazil has many sectors that could benefit from the increased lifetime of Vibenite® components and the decreased CO2 footprint that they offer, such as the energy, automotive and mining industries.”

www.vbncomponents.se

www.farcco.com.br

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