Mar 2, 2018 | By Tess

TCT Asia 2018 has seen a few companies come to the fore this week. Perhaps most notable is Farsoon, a Chinese 3D printing company founded in 2009 that specializes in plastic laser sintering and laser metal melting technologies.

In addition to a partnership with UK post-processing expert Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) and a new polyamide 3D printing material released in collaboration with BASF, Farsoon has announced the launch of a new subsidiary in Germany.

Dirk Simon will become the Managing Director of Farsoon Europe GmbH

The subsidiary, Farsoon Europe, will mark the Chinese company’s first major expansion into the European market. Last year, the company opened its first office in North America. The new European base will further solidify the company’s position on the global 3D printing market.

Dirk Simon, who announced his resignation as BASF’s New Business director, is reportedly nominated to become the Managing Director of Farsoon Europe GmbH and will become a key member in Farsoon’s global management team. The appointment will be effective as of April 1, 2018.

“Europe is central to the growth of additive manufacturing,” said Dr. Xu Xiaoshu, chairman of Farsoon Technologies. “Farsoon is eager to work with and support the growing market here and we are very happy to have someone with the experience and integrity of Dirk Simon be our representative.”

The new Farsoon Europe subsidiary will collaborate with local businesses and clients and will seek to provide “enhanced support” for its partners. The company already has an important ally within Germany: chemical company BASF. Together, the companies jointly develop 3D printing materials for Farsoon’s laser sintering systems.

“We encourage Farsoon in its expansion to Europe for industrializing 3D printing and continue to support the company in selling machines open for use of high performance BASF materials,” added Volker Hammes, Managing Director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions.



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