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Oerlikon-Farsoon Announce Agreement to Increase AM in China

Friday, March 2, 2018

Oerlikon, a Switzerland-based global technology and engineering group, has announced a collaborative agreement with China-based Farsoon Technologies, supplier of metal-laser-melting systems to supply Oerlikon additive-manufacturing (AM) metal powders for Farsoon AM systems. The purpose of the collaboration is to increase AM in China by providing customers with a combined solution of printer hardware and fully certified metal powders. Oerlikon will be the global partner for Farsoon as a preferred and primary metal powder supplier while will be qualifying Oerlikon’s MetcoAdd powders, tailored for AM processes, to Farsoon AM systems. This will enable customers purchasing Farsoon AM systems to receive Oerlikon AM powders at the same time. “For new technologies such as AM, partnerships and the development of new business models are key to unlocking their potential,” says Florian Mauerer, head of Oerlikon’s AM business unit.

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