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Farsoon Technologies, Hyperganic, and BASF Forward AM partner on lattice generation

The Ultrasim 3D Lattice Engine is powered by Hyperganic's software, BASF Forward AM’s material expertise and lattice library, and Farsoon’s extensive testing

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Farsoon Technologies, Hyperganic, and BASF Forward AM have united their collective strengths in hardware, software, and materials to provide an integrated, seamless, and accessible solution for creating high-performance, first-time-right lattice structures across a diverse spectrum of industrial applications. The three companies are set to launch this pioneering collaboration at this year’s Formnext event. A key focus of this collaboration is on lattice generation – a process made significantly easier and less time-consuming through the Ultrasim 3D Lattice Engine, which is powered by Hyperganic’s software, BASF Forward AM’s material expertise and lattice library, and Farsoon’s extensive testing.

Within the scope of this partnership, lattices made of Ultrasint TPU 88A were characterized on Farsoon hardware to provide validated lattices. These breakthrough technological advancements help to facilitate lattice generation without the need for expensive specialized tools, ensuring accessibility and efficiency. The end result is that lattice generation is democratized – empowering more end users to develop their own lattice applications based on pre-selected, validated lattice and printing settings.

As a user-friendly standalone application, the Ultrasim 3D Lattice Engine revolutionizes lattice design by seamlessly incorporating material and printing technology combinations. This innovation reinforces the three companies’ commitment to advancing engineering and scientific research related to functional lattices – significantly advancing users’ ability to achieve optimal lattice designs on their initial attempt.

“Engineering structures has been an endless game of trial and error. Hyperganic catalyzes engineering knowledge into accessible workflows,” said Markus Finke, Director of Sales and Business Development at Hyperganic. “Through this partnership with Farsoon and BASF Forward AM, this vision is realized for thousands of their users, enabling them to perfect lattice structures from the outset.”

“Our open-platform hardware is capable of integrating a wide range of materials and software, making it ideal for swiftly bringing industrial products to market, leveraging Hyperganic’s technology to democratize lattice generation and accelerate the development of next-generation products. Our partnership with BASF Forward AM and Hyperganic will introduce integrated and accessible additive manufacturing solutions for industrial users, and highlights our commitment towards driving innovation within the industry,” said Oliver Li, Managing Director of Farsoon Europe GmbH.

“By translating BASF Forward AM proprietary expertise in TPU materials into accessible software powered by Hyperganic, we’ve democratized the creation of highly functional and intricate lattices. Our collaboration, powered by our lattice library, empowers engineers to achieve remarkable results in the world of additive manufacturing,” said Stefan Josupeit, Head of Powder Bed Fusion at BASF Forward AM.

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