|Xi'an Elite Robotics Company displays 3D printing techniques. (Photo/Su Jiyu)|
In order to promote the rapid development of 3D printing industry, Xi'an High-tech Zone has planned to build a 3D printing industrial base, which will create a 3D printing industrial chain in Xi'an and realize international development high-end 3D printing industry in Shaanxi province.
1,000 mu of land has been designated for the construction of first phase of the project. 9 companies including Xi'an Bright Laser Tech. Company, Hanzhong Yanhang Precision Machinery Manufacturing Company, CAS Star Company, Xi'an zKzM Laser Tech. Company and Xi’an CAS Photoelectric Precision Engineering Company have settled in the base. When it is fully completed, the 3D printing base will attract nearly 20 3D printing companies, contributing an annual output value of 5 billion yuan in 5 years, and becoming a leading 3D printing industry cluster in China.
In the field of 3D printing industry, Xi'an Hi-tech Zone has gathered a number of enterprises with advanced technology and strong manufacturing capability. Xi'an Bright Laser Tech. Company which has 35 relevant patents, sales revenue of over 150 million yuan and profit of 30 million yuan in 2015, is one of the leading local companies. It has become China's largest service provider for metal additive manufacturing, and won championship of the third China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. The construction of the company's 3D printing industrial base in Xi'an High-tech Zone started at the end of March. The construction of industrial plant, R. D. center and office building will be completed at the end of the year.
As a supporting project for 3D printing, the new materials project of Xi'an CAS Star Company is already in the design stage. Its construction will start in June this year. The building of a 3D printing incubator will also start at the same time. The construction of the plant will be completed within the year and will be put into use in June 2016.