Farsoon and Airbus Sign R&D Collaboration for Polymer 3D Printing and Civil Aviation
Chinese additive manufacturing company Farsoon Technologies is teaming up with Airbus Beijing Engineering Centre Co., Ltd. (ABEC) to establish an R&D program for polymer 3D printing in civil aviation. The partnership agreement signals the first time that the aerospace giant has collaborated with a polymer AM specialist from China.
Through the partnership, the companies will leverage Farsoon’s expertise in polymer additive manufacturing to develop a high-performance 3D printable polymer for use in aircraft manufacturing. The material will be used in combination with Farsoon’s polymer AM platforms (comprising the 252P Series, 403P Series, eForm and most recent HT1001P).
Beyond developing the aerospace-grade material, Farsoon will also work closely with Airbus to establish optimized process parameters for the material and its open platform AM systems. Airbus will be responsible for validating the properties and performance of the AM platform and material to meet civil aviation requirements.
Source:3D Printing Media Network