Farsoon introduced two production 3D printers, one for metal, and one for polymers.
Farsoon is known for their production systems, and the two new machines, the FS350M-4 and UT252P fit right into that lineup. Both machines use the LPBF process.
Farsoon FS350M-4 3D Printer
The FS350M-4 is the metal 3D printer of the two. It includes a rather large build volume of 433 x 358 x 400 mm. Its most notable feature is the inclusion of four 500W lasers that can operate in parallel.
Multiple lasers are one way to speed up the processing of jobs on LPBF devices, as each laser offers new capacity to reduce job durations.
The lasers here, however are 500W power. This is a bit lower than the 1kW lasers we’ve seen on other devices, but nevertheless, 2kW can be delivered to the build volume during prints.
The FS350M-4 fits into approximately the middle of the metal line up from Farsoon, with four machines with smaller build volumes, and three having larger build volumes. My suspicion is that Farsoon is attempting to meet a specific customer demand for this particular size of equipment.
Farsoon UT252P 3D Printer
On the polymer side, Farsoon introduced the UT252P. This machine is capable of high temperature operation, making it able to print in materials such as PA6, PA66, PPS, PAEK, PI and PTFE, in addition to PA11, CF, ESD, TPU, PP, PBT, PA6, PPS and PA66. This makes the UT252P quite a versatile platform.
PAEK has a melting temperature of 340C, and therefore it is highly desirable for production parts used in high temperature environments.
The build volume of the UT252P is a healthy 250 x 250 x 320 mm, making it capable of producing medium-sized objects in a production environment.