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Farsoon Technologies and Airbus Collaborate to Develop Polymer AM Solutions for Civil Aircraft

Airbus and Farsoon Partnership
Airbus Partners with Farsoon
Above: Airbus Beijing Team at Farsoon’s 3D printing showroom/Image Credit: Farsoon Technologies

Farsoon Technologies, one of the leading suppliers of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) technology in China announced that it has partnered with Airbus (Beijing) Engineering Centre Co., LTD (ABEC) to establish a joint research and development (R&D) program for polymer AM solutions in civil aviation.

The partnership with Farsoon Technologies marks Airbus’s, a global  leader in the aerospace sector, first collaboration with a Chinese company in the polymer AM field. As a part of this partnership, Airbus and Farsoon will combine and share their collective expertise to research and develop high-performance polymer material for civil aircraft on Farsoon’s AM systems.

Furthermore, Farsoon will fine tune and optimize processing parameters for the new material on Farsoon’s open platform systems, which offers users full access to processing parameters. On the other hand, Airbus will be validating the properties and performance according to the needs of civil aviation requirements.

Expressing delight over its partnership with Airbus Dr. Xu Xiaoshu, Founder and Chairman at Farsoon Technologies said, “We are very excited to start this R&D collaboration with Airbus. As a leading industrial AM solution provider, Farsoon has been pushing towards the transition of AM applications from prototyping to manufacturing.”

Airbus and Farsoon Partnership
Above: From Front L to R Dr. Xu Xiaoshu, Founder and Chairman of Farsoon, Michel TRAN VAN, General Manager of Airbus Beijing/Image Credit: Farsoon Technologies

“We believe AM technology will be increasingly used in aerospace & aviation manufacturing. In the future, by joining hands with Airbus, Farsoon will be able to contribute to the full workflow for AM production in civil aviation,” added Dr. Xiaoshu.

“It is the first time for Airbus to cooperate with Chinese company in polymer AM industry. Airbus has been keep toned with the development of the AM technology, and we are impressed by Farsoon’s capability of innovation and industrial focus,” said Michel Tran Van, General Manager at Airbus Beijing.

“Airbus is looking for more than the performance of new material. We need to keep in mind what industrializing AM needs, including workflows development, cost management, industrial manufacturing capabilities and speed. With the same goal of industrialization, I look forward to the R&D results of this collaboration, and I believe we will carry out more cooperation in the future,” concluded Mr. Van.

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