ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 12, 2018 / Fonon Corporation (OTC PINK: FNON), is announcing a shareholder update to its 2018 business strategy.
Increasing use of 3D metal printing as a mainstream production process in the industries such as aerospace & defense and medical & dental is driving the growth of the 3D printing metals market. Fonon Corporation believes laser metal printing as a process has matured enough to split the "quick prototyping" 3D metal printing equipment market into two primary segments; specialized low-cost systems (research & prototyping) and specific high-end systems (aerospace & defense).
The Company intends to develop a small footprint (even desktop) 3D metal printer for the specialized low-cost system segment (for prototyping and advanced engineering). The target price will be 3 times less than any current system on the market. The first prototype is expected to be demonstrated at the end of Q1 and book orders starting in Q2, 2018.
In the 3D metal printing high-end system segment, the Company is developing concepts using its BTS™ (Bulk to Shape™) laser metal printing technology. Currently, concepts using BTS are in development for large jet turbine components and military projects, such as warheads.
The global laser metal printing market is predicted to reach 9 billion (with the United States driving the market) by the year 2022. Metal 3D printing is now the fastest growing segment of the 3D printing industry. This represents an attractive opportunity for the company, particularly in partnership with Laser Photonics Corporation. Laser Photonics is proven and specialized in advanced laser material processing equipment design, manufacturing and commercialization.
The cost to successfully penetrate and develop the targeted markets is estimated to be hundreds of millions of dollars. Fonon Corporation expects to raise the necessary funds on the Stock Exchange through up list to NASDAQ.
About Fonon Corporation
Fonon designs laser-based material processing technologies for advanced industrial manufacturing and manufactures state of the art equipment utilizing those technologies. The company products empower manufacturers in the areas of application-specific 3D metal printing (additive manufacturing), and 2D and 3D laser cutting, marking and engraving applications (subtractive manufacturing). Our products and technologies are used today in every sector of any manufacturing industry from food and beverage to medical, aerospace and semiconductor. For more information about Fonon, visit www.fonon.us
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