Farsoon Launches Powerful Eight Laser FS721M Metal 3D Printer at TCT Asia
Farsoon’s latest 3D printer comes in two configurations, including an “ FS721M-8 ” iteration with eight 1000W lasers and the “ FS721M ” large format dual 500w version. Between them, the two machines are designed to enable users to profitably scale their metal additive manufacturing operations and provide them with new opportunities in the automotive, tooling and industrial sectors.
“Over the past two years, we have seen increasing demands from industrial customers looking to adopt this system for larger scale metal production,” said Don Xu, director of the Farsoon Global Business Group. “That’s when we decided to take the next step to fully commercialize the FS721M system, offering an accessible yet highly productive tool unique in the market.”
Farsoon’s metal 3D printing expertise
Farsoon has established a broad portfolio of metal 3D printing, including its line of FS421M, FS271M, FS121M and FS301M systems. While the FS301M launched in beta in 2019 with a build volume of 305 x 305 x 400mm, the company has increasingly targeted large format and high throughput applications with its machines, and has already worked with Falcontech to set up a strong “Super AM Factory” of 50 systems with these goals in mind.
The partnership also allowed the company to thoroughly test its FS621M 3D printer, before unveiling the machine at TCT Asia 2020. Featuring a 620 x 620mm build platform and customizable laser setup , the FS621M was designed to address the broader challenges of metal AM, including productivity, powder management and process control.
Similarly, Farsoon’s FS721M system is the result of an internal development project that began in 2017, and after optimizing its performance alongside some of its Chinese partners, the company is now ready to market. fully machine, helping customers achieve higher throughputs and better meet their productivity goals.
“We have spent the past three years testing and optimizing our large format multi-laser metal system through continuous operation and development,” said Xu. “The machine has been opened up to partners in China for specialized projects looking for suitable industrial applications.”
A productivity-oriented machine
Built from the ground up with productivity in mind, the new FS721M system features a build volume of 720 x 420 x 420mm, making it one of the largest in the metal PBF market. The rectangular machine chamber can also be optimized to create parts that favor a specific axis, giving it special potential in automotive and tooling applications.
As for power, Farsoon’s new 3D printer comes with two 500w lasers as standard, each covering half the build plate, but users have the option of a 500w quad upgrade. In its more powerful configuration, the FS721M’s lasers can be arranged linearly along the major axis of the system’s build plate, making it ideal for producing multiple small parts without leaving visible dot lines.
Additionally, leveraging its extensive experience in developing multi-laser 3D printers, Farsoon has successfully integrated a fully digitized three-axis optical control system into its machine, allowing users to develop custom scanning strategies and ” Achieve consistent performance in areas of overlap, allowing users to develop custom scanning strategies and achieve consistent performance in areas of overlap. parts with uniform properties on the build platform.
Comparatively, the dual laser version of the FS721M is able to achieve a build rate of up to 160cm3/ hr, while the quad laser iteration allows users to increase their productivity by an additional 90cm3/ h, and efficiently enter mass production of large format parts such as molds and industrial components.
Make serial production accessible
To ensure that the complexity of the FS721 does not hamper its productivity, Farsoon equipped it with a powder handling system that allows users to easily transport powder to and from the machine. Carrying out this process in an inert environment also makes it safer for operators, while more advanced users have the option of integrating a sieve into the machine, creating a closed-loop workflow.
Likewise, Farsoon’s new 3D printer features a built-in separation station that transfers completed constructions via an internal conveyor system, allowing users to clean them without being exposed to harmful materials, while its electronic leveling system The bed serves to streamline the printing process while allowing advanced calibration if needed.
Finally, the FS721 is powered by the company’s proprietary Makestar software and is equipped with in-room cameras, which provide users with advanced surveillance capabilities. Using the program’s overlap monitoring function, users can record and analyze each overlap layer in real time, and if a short feed or construction error is detected, they can suspend construction to ensure part quality. constant.
After unveiling its new system at TCT Asia, Farsoon is now making a limited number of double and quadruple laser systems available for commercial orders. Those interested in learning more about the FS721 can visit the company at the trade show in Hall 7.1, Booth H02, or contact the company directly for more details.
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The featured image shows the Farsoon throughput-focused large format FS721M 3D printer. Image via Farsoon.