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Oqton and Farsoon enter LPBF software partnership

Intended to enable a complete AM workflow - from design through to production

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Oqton, a software provider helping manufacturers increase innovation and efficiency by intelligently automating production, has entered a partnership with Farsoon Technologies, a global manufacturer and supplier of industrial-level polymer and metal 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 to production – within a single software solution.

Oqton’s AM 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.

Oqton and Farsoon enter LPBF software partnership intended to enable a complete AM workflow - from design through to production.
A fleet of Farsoon FS621M large-format metal 3D printing systems installed at China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group facility in Changzhou, China. Image courtesy: Farsoon.

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 AM workflow including scheduling and planning for the workforce, machines, and material across multiple production lines. Benefits of the partnership include increased efficiency, improved part quality, and complete traceability.

“We’re excited to officially recognize Farsoon as a trusted partner amongst a host of forward-thinking industry leaders,” said Toby Wang, Vice President of 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.”

“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,” said Wenyu Guo, Director of the Metal Product Line at Farsoon.

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