Speed School adds to 3D printing capabilities with partnership

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville has finalized a strategic partnership with Farsoon Technologies – Americas to offer state-of-the-art training and research aimed at making advanced metals manufacturing more accessible to consumers.

    Fonsoon’s FS271M advanced metal laser sintering manufacturing system has been installed at the Speed School’s Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC), recognized around the world as a leader in 3D printing/additive manufacturing (AM) research, education and outreach. RPC has been assisting industrial users with 3D printing/AM in metals and polymers since 1993 and is one of the most advanced university AM research facilities in the United States. Farsoon Technologies is a global comprehensive solution supplier of industrial-grade polymer and metal laser sintering systems.

    “This partnership with Farsoon Technologies – Americas expands our role in manufacturing workforce development while also providing our students and faculty access to a state-of-the-art system for metal additive manufacturing research and engineering education,” said Emmanuel Collins, dean of the Speed School. “We look forward to working with Farsoon Technologies – Americas in the coming years.”

    “Farsoon Technologies – Americas is looking forward to leveraging the expertise at the University of Louisville to assist in the development of advanced applications in metals additive manufacturing, as well as enhancing our direct consumer engagement,” said Chuck Kennedy, VP of Business Development of Farsoon Technologies – Americas. “The partnership will allow Farsoon users to be trained in all production topics, including the newly revised National Fire Protection Association regulations for safe operation of additive metal systems, and will expose users to the unique capabilities of our Farsoon metal additive manufacturing production system.”

    For further information, contact Ed Tackett at ed.tackett@louisville.edu.

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    Editors: Photo attached of Farsoon FS271M.

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    Janet Cappiello covers the College of Business, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Sustainability Council and military initiatives for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since March 2014.