Metal additive manufacturing specialist Optomec has entered into a partnership withÂ HUSUN Technologies, a distributor of industrial 3D printing solutions.
Under the terms of the partnership,Â HUSUN Technologies will be promoting and selling Optomecâ€™s LENS metal 3D printing systems across China.
According toÂ Pascal Pierra, Optomec Director of Asia Pacific Sales, the partnership has already got off to a positive start by securing the sale of two LENS systems, â€œWe are very happy to partner with HUSUN to expand sales of LENS metal additive manufacturing systems in China,â€� he adds.
â€œThe HUSUN team has an excellent track record delivering advanced industrial manufacturing solutions including equipment, application technology, and post-sales support.â€�
HUSUNâ€™s distribution of LENS 3D printers will start with the LENS 450 system pictured above. Image via Optomec
Laser Engineered Net Shaping
Optomecâ€™s Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) technology is a Directed Energy Deposition (DED) additive manufacturing technology for metal. It is available as both a hybrid upgrade for CNC machines, or turnkey systems, which are to be sold by HUSUN.
One of the advantages of the LENS process is that is can 3D print metals directly onto pre-fabricated components, making it an ideal tool for machine repair.
A gear repaired using LENS technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. Photo via RIT
In the Asia-Pacific region, Optomec has an existing LENS 3D printer reselling partnership withÂ Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, one ofÂ the largest gas suppliers in the world, andÂ Tongtai Machine & Tool Co. in Taiwan has integrated theÂ LENS Print Engine into a new line of hybrid additive manufacturing machines.
The Tongtai factory in Taiwan. Photo by Michael Petch.
Commenting on the new partnership,Â Ms. Qiao, General Manager of Husun Technologies, said, â€œWe see a large market opportunity for metal additive manufacturing technology in the region and are expanding our sales and sales service teams to promote and support LENS technology to various application fields in China,â€�
â€œOptomec is an internationally famous company in the field of metal additive manufacturing and we are pleased to partner with them in their global development strategy.â€�
HUSUN Technologies full industrial 3D printing portfolio includes a range of metal and polymer systems from EOS.
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Featured image shows LENS metal 3D printing in action. Image via Optomec.