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Farsoon announces three new metal AM systems

Farsoon has announced three new metal additive laser powderbed fusion systems: FS621M Pro-4, FS621M Pro-6, and the FS621M-U-4 to the AMEA and U.S. market for pilot customer application.

The latest multi-laser, large-format metal platforms are targeted for high-speed production of high quality large-scale additive manufacturing.

According to the firm, the new systems offer huge potential in aerospace applications by lowering operational cost and enabling true industrial-scale series manufacturing.

FS621M Pro Platform and FS621M-U-4:
Announced in July 2020, the large-frame FS621M (build volume of 620 x 620mm² with height 1100mm) metal system offers exceptional production edge for large-scale applications that favors higher Z axis.

As of today, the installation base of the FS621M system has reached over 50 units amongst aerospace and manufacturing customers.

Taking the feedback from the broad industrial user base and application requirements from aerospace, oil & gas sectors, and energy sectors, Farsoon further developed the FS621M Pro and FS621M-U-4 platforms for even higher build volume fabrication and batch production capabilities with materials such as titanium alloys, aluminum alloys, nickel-based superalloys, stainless steels and maraging steels.

The FS621M Pro Platform features a build volume of 620 × 808 × 1200mm with 30% extension in Y direction compared to the standard FS621M; it can be equipped with four or six 500-watt lasers, boosting productivity for series manufacturing.

With a build platform size of 620×620mm and vertical axis of 1.7m (a 54% increase in Z height compared to the standard FS621M), the FS621M-U-4 features a significant build volume of 653 Liters – one of the largest in the metal laser sintering market. The outstanding Z height as well as four 500-watt fiber lasers enables many new possibilities in large-scale industrial applications.

The advanced multi-laser scanning strategy enables high calibration accuracy in overlapping area, ensuring uniform mechanical properties and surface finish of the parts throughout the build platform. In addition, powerful build process control, real-time recording & monitoring capabilities ensure optimal build quality.

To further enhance productivity and quality, the FS621M Pro Platform and FS621M-U-4 can be equipped with a permanent filter module allowing long-term operation for extremely large builds. The powder handling processes of the two 621M systems share a common powder container design, offering continuous feeding of powder to the build and the ability to easily exchange and monitor powder quality.

Meanwhile, with observation of the increasing demand for industrialized manufacturing of large-sized parts in a shorter lead time, Farsoon is also planning on further development of FS621M Pro-8 (eight-laser configuration) and FS621M-U-6 (six-laser configuration) for even higher productivity.

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