Farcco Tecnologia new distributor for VBN Components’ wear resistant alloys in Brazil

Press release 4 April, 2022

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Swedish VBN Components and Brazilian Farcco Tecnologia are announcing their collaboration for the distribution of VBN’s Vibenite® materials and services in Brazil. Vibenite® is synonymous with extremely wear-resistant alloys used in additive manufacturing (AM). For the past few years the company has been expanding its sales channels and partner network, and now the turn has come to Brazil. The collaboration will include sales representation, engineering support, and technical consulting for Vibenite® AM powder feedstock and built parts within the Brazilian territory.

Swedish VBN Components and Brazilian Farcco Tecnologia are announcing their collaboration for the distribution of VBN’s Vibenite® materials and services in Brazil. Vibenite® is synonymous with extremely wear-resistant alloys used in additive manufacturing (AM). For the past few years the company has been expanding its sales channels and partner network, and now the turn has come to Brazil. The collaboration will include sales representation, engineering support, and technical consulting for Vibenite® AM powder feedstock and built parts within the Brazilian territory.

Through the partnership Brazilian industries will now have local access to the AM technology for producing the world’s hardest steel, as well as one of the few additively manufactured “cemented carbide” materials — the hybrid carbide Vibenite® 480. Vibenite® components can be produced in single units as well as in larger batches, and a customer can buy either manufacturing services or a Vibenite® license to produce in-house.

Production at VBN Components
Production at VBN Components.

“Brazilian companies are very interested in Additive Manufacturing as a pillar of industry 4.0. The goal for the partnership with VBN is to give even more traction to the adoption of Additive Manufacturing through supportive resources and technical assistance, as well as the development of new products, applications, and more AM sites, making Additive Manufacturing increasingly common in Brazil”, says Fabio Sant’ Ana, Director of Farcco.

Farcco has extensive experience on the Brazilian and international AM markets as a dealer for international manufacturers of AM equipment and feedstock, as well as a deep technological knowledge of the equipment and processes used for many materials. The company takes an active position in the development of new manufacturing processes by partnering customers as well as by collaborating with national technology centres like INMETRO, HuBMA and many universities. Farcco is also an active participant of the national and international standards committees ABNT, ASTM and ISO, who establish technical and qualitative norms for Additive Manufacturing.

“I am very glad to be partnering with such a well-established company as Farcco Tecnologia that will be able to support our customers in a good way. Brazil has many sectors that could benefit from the increased lifetime of Vibenite® components and the decreased CO2 footprint that they offer, such as the energy, automotive and mining industries”, says Johan Bäckström, CEO of VBN Components.

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