Oqton & Farsoon Technologies Enter Partnership to Expand Possibilities of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Printing


March 14, 20236 minute read
    • Companies intend to bring together technologies for complete workflow to automate manufacturing process, increasing efficiency and quality
  • Solution can help manufacturers reduce design, operational costs to lower total cost of ownership

GHENT, Belgium, and CHANGSHA, China, March 13, 2023 – Oqton , a software provider helping manufacturers increase innovation and efficiency by intelligently automating production, announced it has entered a partnership with Farsoon Technologies , a global manufacturer and supplier of industrial-level polymer and metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) systems. The combination of the technology leadership and expertise of these two organizations is intended to enable a complete manufacturing workflow — from design through production — within a single software solution. As a result, industrial manufacturers will benefit from additive manufacturing solutions that increase productivity and help maximize their innovation and competitive advantage.

Oqton’s additive manufacturing software portfolio comprising 3DXpert, Amphyon, and Manufacturing OS addresses the entire workflow. This includes leveraging 3DXpert for design optimization and toolpath planning, Amphyon for process simulation to improve print strategies, and its AI-powered Manufacturing OS platform running order optimization and scheduling, monitoring, and management. Farsoon’s high-quality, industrial LPBF systems feature a wide range of build envelope sizes and production capabilities. Farsoon machines are renowned for producing high-quality, repeatable parts with excellent mechanical performance, accuracy, and surface finishes. Bringing together Oqton’s software and Farsoon’s 3D printing equipment will provide an integrated solution designed to enable a more streamlined additive manufacturing workflow including scheduling and planning for the workforce, machines, and material across multiple production lines. Benefits include:

  • Increased efficiency: Customers can reduce the amount of time needed to process data with a streamlined solution that includes efficient design, data preparation, simulation, production planning, and monitoring.
  • Improved part quality: Through the power of integrated analysis and simulation tools, customers are able to continually improve their printing strategies to produce high-quality parts.
  • Complete traceability: Customers operating in highly regulated industries will benefit from full transparency and traceability across their production workflow through manufacturing execution system (MES) and machine monitoring (IoT) capabilities.

“We’re excited to officially recognize Farsoon as a trusted partner amongst a host of forward-thinking industry leaders,” said Toby Wang, vice president, Oqton. “We are impressed with the commercial and technical success enabled by their 3D printing technology. As we move forward, we intend to deepen our technical collaboration, further helping our customers achieve their desired results with improved productivity.”

Wenyu Guo, director of metal product line, Farsoon added, “The partnership with Oqton will offer real value to our customers from additive data design and preparation to production management. With Farsoon’s core strategy of “Open for Industry,” we are excited about the advanced design and engineering possibilities with the integration of Oqton’s additive software solutions.”

About Oqton

Oqton accelerates intelligent manufacturing by providing comprehensive software solutions for additive production, 3D scanning, and robotic welding — helping industrial and healthcare organizations drive innovation and efficiency. The company’s additive production software enables complete traceability and visibility across an organization, delivering AI-powered capabilities for image segmentation, additive design, build prep, MES, additive inspection, and simulation. Global manufacturers use Oqton software to automate robotic welding to increase productivity. The company’s industry-leading Geomagic suite is the foundation of 3D scanning solutions for reverse engineering and inspection applications. Oqton is supported by partnerships with machine and scanner vendors, software partners, and ERP/CAD/PLM integrations. For more information, visit www.oqton.com or LinkedIn .

About Farsoon

OPEN FOR INDUSTRY – Farsoon Technologies , founded in 2009, is a global manufacturer and supplier of industrial level polymer and metal laser sintering systems. Farsoon is the leading supplier of industrial AM technology in China with increasing growth in the international market. In 2017, Farsoon released the first of a new series of machines under the revolutionary Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution (CAMS), and established Farsoon Technologies-Americas in Austin, Texas, USA. In 2018, Farsoon Europe GmbH was established in Stuttgart, Germany to expand direct operations to Europe. Farsoon is committed to developing AM towards its true manufacturing potential and providing customers with best-in-class systems, materials, software, application and services. Learn more: www.farsoon-gl.com

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In many cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terms such as “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “estimates,” “intends,” “anticipates” or “plans” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are based upon management’s beliefs, assumptions, and current expectations and may include comments as to the company’s beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside the control of the company. The factors described under the headings “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in the company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other factors, could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected or predicted in forward-looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not, and should not be relied upon as a guarantee of future performance or results, nor will they necessarily prove to be accurate indications of the times at which such performance or results will be achieved. The forward-looking statements included are made only as of the date of the statement. Oqton undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements made by management or on its behalf, whether as a result of future developments, subsequent events or circumstances or otherwise.

Offer personalized products at scale through an automated end-to-end workflow

With the integration, companies can enjoy the advantages of both software solutions without any hassle. The connection in place provides customers with an automated workflow from front to back end, making it easy to start offering personalized products on-demand and at scale or improving existing processes. Want to learn more? Connect with us for more information on how this can benefit your design and manufacturing automation.

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