Optomec partners with LENS metal 3D printing distributor in China

Metal additive manufacturing specialist Optomec has entered into a partnership with  HUSUN Technologies, a distributor of industrial 3D printing solutions.

Under the terms of the partnership, HUSUN Technologies will be promoting and selling Optomec’s LENS metal 3D printing systems across China.

According to 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, “We are very happy to partner with HUSUN to expand sales of LENS metal additive manufacturing systems in China,” he adds.

“The HUSUN team has an excellent track record delivering advanced industrial manufacturing solutions including equipment, application technology, and post-sales support.”

HUSUN's distribution of LENS 3D printers will start with the LENS 450 system. Image via Optomec
HUSUN’s distribution of LENS 3D printers will start with the LENS 450 system pictured above. Image via Optomec

Laser Engineered Net Shaping

Optomec’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.

The repaired gear with news LENS 3D printed and machined gears highlighted. Photo via RIT
A gear repaired using LENS technology at Rochester Institute of Technology. Photo via RIT

Asia-Pacific business

In the Asia-Pacific region, Optomec has an existing LENS 3D printer reselling partnership with Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, one of the largest gas suppliers in the world, and Tongtai Machine & Tool Co. in Taiwan has integrated the LENS Print Engine into a new line of hybrid additive manufacturing machines.

The Tongtai factory in Taiwan. Photo by Michael Petch.
The Tongtai factory in Taiwan. Photo by Michael Petch.

Commenting on the new partnership, Ms. Qiao, General Manager of Husun Technologies, said, “We 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,”

“Optomec 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.”

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.