LPW Technology Ltd, UK: Additive Manufacturing (AM) is making rapid advances in China, with the country experiencing the largest growth in installed systems worldwide and significant long term investment in the form of government initiatives to develop advanced manufacturing industry and technologies.
With China strengthening its position in the AM technological revolution, LPW have announced a strategic partnership with Shaanxi 3D Technology a market leader in industrial AM and manufacturing solutions including 3D printing machines, software optimisation and on-demand parts services. Shaanxi 3D Technology was established in China originally to provide various Selective Laser Melting machines with powerful, innovative, and optimal solutions for leading companies within the aerospace, biomedical and automotive industries.
Combining local expertise with LPW’s leading technologies, the two businesses are joining in a strategic agreement to advance the use of optimised metal powders for Laser Metal Deposition, Electron Beam Melting and Selective Laser Melting applications.
LPW Commercial Director Mr. Phil Kilburn said “As the implementation of additive technologies in manufacturing continues to grow, manufacturers at all levels are looking for advantages in a highly competitive global environment. Additive is a crucial and evolving area of manufacturing in China and Shaanxi 3D Technology shares our commitment to delivering the most cutting-edge materials and solutions for leading industry suppliers.”
Dr Tao Ren, General Manager of Shaanxi 3D Technology said, “Additive Manufacturing will profoundly affect the future of the manufacturing industry in China. Those who adopt new technologies early have always been at an advantage. However, the technical possibilities for powder specification and methods of manufacture have evolved considerably. LPW are an experienced and reliable partner in this area to provide much needed strong improvements in quality materials that lower the risk to the implementation of these technologies.”
Shaanxi 3D Technology will be exhibiting at TCT Asia, Shanghai, China 12-14 March 2015 to introduce LPW powder products to the Chinese market. Visit Shaanxi 3D Technology on booth #G26 to view LPW products and discover the potential benefits.