Varia 3D Announces Farsoon Laser Sintering North American Distribution

China's Farsoon Hi-Tech plans an imminent entry into the US market. Will it's tech be able to compete with domestic SLS machines?

3D printing, Fasoon, China, North America, RAPIDAt 2014 SME RAPID booth 1127, newly formed Varia 3D, LLC will announce its distribution rights to the North American market for Farsoon laser sintering equipment and materials. Farsoon is a fast growing 3D printing company based in Changsha, Hunan Province, China specializing in machine and materials development and manufacturing. Farsoon is the only additive manufacturing company in the world capable of producing laser sintering machines and materials at one facility. This combination brings an integrated solution for best in class performance. Farsoon recently announced the SS 402P laser sintering system with claimed fastest scan and build rates in the industry. In addition, the HT 251P value option laser sintering system has been released allowing for the most economical LS solution in the market.

“We are proud to announce our distribution partnership with Farsoon at SME RAPID,” says Varia 3D Managing Director Chuck Kennedy. “With over 40 years of combined laser sintering and 3D printing experience, Varia 3D provides a complete innovative manufacturing solution with equipment, materials and service offerings,” Chuck continued. Varia 3D is managed by three partners with years of additive manufacturing and support experience. Chuck Kennedy built the Field Service organization at DTM Corporation, inventor of laser sintering before being sold to 3D Systems in 2001. Brian Bauman also joined DTM in 1991 and is an industry veteran with experience in applications and materials development. William Carr is currently President and Founder of TMP Manufacturing providing engineering and location resources throughout North America.

“We are excited to offer an open platform laser sintering solution for the North American market,” says Varia 3D Managing Director Brian Bauman. “By partnering with Farsoon, our customers will have choices of the fastest and most economical LS equipment and materials,” Brian Bauman continued. Hunan Farsoon High-Tech Co. LTD was formed in 2009 by Dr. Xiaoshu Xu formerly of DTM Corporation and 3D Systems. Dr. Xu has grown Farsoon into the leading Chinese 3D printing company for industrial manufacturing applications including aerospace, automotive and medical. Dr. Xu has received many innovation awards for his work in additive manufacturing and recently was on the cover of Forbes China. In addition, Dr. Xu and Mr Bauman have formed AMTRI, a 3D printing technology and research institute in the Nansha district of Guangzhou, China for the further advancement of additive manufacturing development. 

“Varia 3D provides a unique opportunity to offer North American customers on demand manufacturing solutions with Farsoon equipment and materials,” says Varia 3D Managing Director William Carr. “Additive manufacturing technologies like laser sintering has provided my company with amazing cost and time savings for our product development,” William continued. “By working with Chuck and Brian, we will create resources for successful implementation into the North American market,” William concluded.

Source: Varia 3D