International Manufacturing Technology Show 2022

Fastech is delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2022) – the 33rd edition of this prestigious event, which will be held in Chicago on 12th-17th September 2022.

This year’s show is expected to attract nearly 130,00 visitors, involved in all aspects of manufacturing including C-suite executives, engineers, floor managers and machine operators. There will also be 2,400 exhibitors, from around the world, showcasing the latest equipment, products and software. Running alongside the show will be the IMTS 2022 Conference. Conference attendees will be able to update their knowledge, with a world class roster of speakers presenting on a range of cutting-edge themes including process innovations, alternative processes including additive and 3D printing, plant operations, quality and metrology and systems integration.

‘We are thrilled to be exhibiting at IMTS 2022,” says Alan Pearce CEO of FasTech LLC. “At FasTech, we offer a complete range of services including 3D metal printing, 5 & 3 Axis post machining and reverse engineering. Of particular interest to IMTS 2022 visitors, might be our 3D metal printing capability using our GEFERTEC 3DMP®arc605 equipment. With these machines, we can manufacture extremely large parts to very tight deadlines, often up to ten times faster than conventional additive manufacturing methods. For many industries such as the aerospace, power generation, defense and medical sectors, our ability to deliver big parts, fast is an important factor.”

If you plan to visit IMTS 2022, please drop by Booth 433118, to meet the FasTech team – we would love to see you.

In the meantime, to find out more about our range of services, please do get in touch with us at FasTech. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

FasTech LLC is delighted to now be a member of the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC). Founded in 2010, by EWI, the consortium brings together more than 50 members worldwide with the goal of accelerating the manufacturing readiness of metal additive manufacturing technology. 

AMC members are drawn from global industry, including aerospace and heavy equipment manufacturers, research and development organisations, government agencies and academia and provides an important forum for collaboration, pre-competitive research projects, partnerships on government funding opportunities and high-quality networking within the industry. 

A large proportion of AMC’s income is invested in research initiatives with current 2022 projects including the continued assessment of additive manufacturing technologies, low angle printing without supports and the optimization of process parameters for thin wall structures. 

“We are extremely proud to be a member of the Additive Manufacturing Consortium,” explains Alan Pearce, CEO of FasTech. “As a US-based middle market metal additive manufacturing company, our sector experience should provide some useful insights to other members at the quarterly meetings and help shape the technical research projects undertaken going forward. With this in mind, we are particularly pleased to be joining the Summer Meeting in Buffalo on the 3rd and 4th August and having the opportunity to present on “3D Metal Printing Applications When using Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) Technology”. Our presentation will highlight some of FasTech’s recent experiences plus provide a number of practical case studies on reverse engineering, 3D metal printing and post machining operations when using WAAM as the foundational printing technology.”

Find out more:
Additive Manufacturing Consortium operated by EWI 
The advantages of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) Technology
Problems that critical industries can solve with WAAM

If you would like to find out more about Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), please do get in touch with the FasTech team. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

FasTech has announced that it is now a US distributor for the Scantech range of 3D scanners. These state-of-the-art scanners can rapidly create precise 3D models, ideal for use in the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy and transport sectors.

Scantech 3D scanners can be used for a variety of applications including product development, reverse engineering, first article inspection (FAI), quality control and repair and maintenance. The handheld portable scanners can measure and scan large or awkward shapes in narrow difficult to reach spaces or under large objects, automatically transforming the 3D scan data into accurate 3D models. The range offers accuracy levels of 0.100 mm up to 0.025 mm, with scanning speeds of 1,350,000 measurements per second to 2,020,000 measurements per second with resolution levels of 0.10 mm achieved.

FasTech will be distributing four of the Scantech product ranges in the US:-

Composite 3D scanners – KSCAN-Magic series
The KSCAN-Magic series, the first 3D scanner to combine infrared and blue lasers into a single instrument, has unparalleled scanning speed, accuracy, detail, scanning area and depth of field. The KSCAN offers Metrology-grade NDT Measuring. It has a scanning accuracy of 0.020 mm and 0.03 mm/m of volume accuracy which provides the ultra-high precision non-destructive testing (NDT) levels required by sectors such as the aerospace industry.

Hand-sized 3D scanners – SIMSCAN 3D Scanner
Weighing in at just 570 g, the handheld SIMSCAN 3D scanner is ideal for scanning in awkward and difficult to reach places. With its metrology-grade measurement system, the SIMSCAN 3D scanner can be used in narrow, awkward spaces or under large objects, to provide high quality 3D scans. The scanner is extremely robust, produced in aerospace-grade materials to ensure its extreme durability.

Tracking 3D scanners – TrackScan-P Series 3D System
Ultra-high precision dynamic 3D measurement, without requiring markers, the TrackScan-P has accuracy levels of up to 0.025 mm with a resolution of 0.020mm and can be used in quality control, product development and reverse engineering. With its powerful anti-interference capability which overrides thermal, vibration and environmental variations, the scanner can easily capture 3D data from shiny or black surfaces.

Color 3D scanners – iReal 2E 3D scanner
The iReal 2E color 3D scanner is specially designed for medium to large- sized objects and human body 3D scanning. The scanner uses infrared VCSEL structured light technology for a safe, comfortable 3D scanning experience.

“We are delighted to become distributors for ScanTech 3D scanners,” said Alan Pearce, CEO of FasTech LLC. “We have already been using the scanners for some time in our own manufacturing operations, which puts us in a great position to see their applications across a broad range of industrial sectors.”

If you would like to find out more about Scantech 3D scanners, please get in touch with the FasTech team. We would be delighted to discuss which of the range is best for your requirements.

For further information
Find out more about the Scantech range of 3D scanners for fast, accurate 3D models
Find out more about the KSCAN-Magic series
Find out more about SIMSCAN 3D Scanners
Find out more about the TrackScan-P Series
Find out more about the iReal 2E 3D scanner

Virginia based FasTech LLC will be joining other US companies in the USA Partnership Pavilion at this year’s prestigious Farnborough International Airshow, the global stage for the aerospace and defense industries, which takes place from 18th to the 22nd July. 

The UK Show returns after a three-year hiatus, with 1500 exhibitors from 96 countries and 80,000 trade visitors expected during the five days. In 2018, the event generated an estimated US$192 billion of business deals and the 2022 show is expected to be even more successful. 

This year there will be a number of dedicated zones focusing on the following key themes: space and the opportunities for its commercialization, defense and the security challenges currently facing countries, sustainability and innovation in the sector, future flight and the race to explore future technologies and the finally there will be zone focusing on the workforce and how the significant technological changes over the next decade will impact teams around the world. 

“We are delighted to be part of the USA Partnership Pavilion at this must-attend exhibition for businesses in the aeropace and defense sectors,” explains Alan Pearce, CEO of FasTech LLC. “The event brings together key decision makes from around the globe and showcases the latest technology and innovation in the industry. As a cutting-edge metal additive manufacturer, FasTech can work closely with large equipment providers in the aerospace and defense sector to make parts for them that simply could not be produced using traditional manufacturing methods.” 

If you are going to the Farnborough International Airshow, please do come and chat with the FasTech team. You can find us on Booth Number 2125 in Hall 2. 

For further information 
Farnborough International Airshow 2022 

FasTech LLP, specialists in 3D metal printing, will be representing middle market manufacturers at today’s Northeast Private Equity Conference, at a panel session on the recently announced Additive Manufacturing (AM) Forward Initiative.

The 2022 SBIA Northeast Private Equity Conference is taking place on Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Lotte New York Palace. The meeting is designed to provide an insight into current U.S. economic trends, valuable updates on potential policy changes which could impact funds and high-level networking opportunities with middle market contacts. This year, there will also be a bonus panel session considering the newly announced AM Forward Programme.

The AM Forward initiative, launched in May by President Biden in Hamilton Ohio, is a programme aimed at strengthening links between large US equipment manufacturers with America’s small and medium sized businesses to help speed up the adoption of additive manufacturing, key to ensuring supply chain security, speed and reducing costs.

“When we met President Biden at the AM Forward launch,” explains Alan Pearce, CEO of FasTech, “the importance of additive manufacturing to US manufacturing was stressed. Some complex parts, used in many key industrial sectors, just could not be produced using conventional methods. As a middle market manufacturer, the AM Forward Initiative is really important to us at FasTech – the programme will be invaluable by providing a more stable order book from large American equipment manufacturers, which in turns means that we can invest in our workforce to provide high quality well-paid jobs for the future.”

Today’s panel at the 2022 SBIA Northeast Private Equity Conference, includes representatives from large companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, O’Neal Industries, with the discussion focusing on highlighting investment opportunities for middle market companies and larger companies identifying where there are potential demand opportunities.

For further information

2022 SBIA Northeast Private Equity Conference

FasTech will once again be exhibiting at Rapid + tct, North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event, which takes place this year from 17th – 19th May in Detroit.

Rapid + tct 2022 will give visitors the chance to see the latest advances in 3D additive technologies. The 2022 conference has a fantastic line-up of world class speakers, plus numerous case studies presentations to demonstrate just how this technology is being used to transform traditional manufacturing. The exhibition, running alongside the conference, is even bigger this year with over 300 companies – which will give attendees plenty of opportunities to network with other experts in the 3D additive manufacturing sector. And for those who can’t attend in person, Rapid + tct has gone hybrid this year, with digital passes available to live-stream and watch on-demand the keynotes, though leadership panels and much more.

We are pleased to be exhibiting at Rapid + tct 2022,” says Alan Pearce, CEO of FasTech LLC. “At FasTech, we offer a complete range of services including 3D metal printing, 5 & 3 Axis post machining and reverse engineering. Of particular interest to rapid + tct visitors, might be our 3D metal printing capability using our GEFERTEC 3DMP®arc605 equipment. With these machines, we can manufacture extremely large parts to very tight deadlines, often up to ten times faster than conventional additive manufacturing methods. For many industries such as the aerospace, power generation, defense and medical sectors, our ability to deliver big parts, fast is an important factor.”

If you are visiting Rapid + tct 2022in Detroit this year, please do drop by the FasTech stand – you can find us on booth 2846. We would love to see you.

However, if you can’t make this year’s event, please do get in touch to arrange a call to find out more about our 3D metal printing, our 5 & 3 axis post machining and our reverse engineering services.

 

Fastech now maintains an active ITAR registration with the U.S. State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

Fastech can legally receive ITAR-controlled technical data and assure compliance with the ITAR, when technical data is sent to itarcontrol@fastech-engineering.com which is controlled by US employees.

Fastech has developed and implemented an internal Export Compliance Program, consisting of company policies, procedures, and training to control the release of technical data to foreign persons and prevent inadvertent unauthorized access to defense articles and/or technical data.

To find out more, please take a look at our “Certifications” page or get in touch with the team at FasTech LLC.

FasTech will be exhibiting at Rapid + tct, North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event, which takes place this year from 13th-15th September in Chicago.

The conference aims to provide a forum to update visitors on the latest in 3D technologies. There will be over 100 industry leaders speaking and providing practical, real-life solutions to help businesses improve their manufacturing processes. There will also be an exhibition with over 200 companies, giving attendees plenty of opportunities to network with others in the 3D additive manufacturing sector.

“We are delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Rapid + tct,” says Alan Pearce, CEO of FasTech LLC. “At FasTech, we are able to manufacturer extremely large parts using our Gerfertec 3D additive equipment working to very tight deadlines – ideal for the aeropace, medical and defense industries. Rapid + tct will provide a great opportunity for us to meet face-to-face our customers and to keep abreast of the latest developments in the sector.”

If you are visiting Rapid + tct, please do drop by the FasTech stand – you can find us on booth E8823. We would love to see you.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend Rapid + tct, but would like to find out more about our 3D metal additive 3D printing capability, please get in touch. Get in touch.