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Additive Industries sells first MetalFAB1 3D printer in China

Jiangsu University of Science & Technology will use it for production of maritime LNG heat exchangers

After establishing a more direct presence in the country last month, Dutch metal 3D printer maker Additive Industries reported their first order in China. Leveragin the recent appointment of Sinsun-Tech Corporation Ltd as its agent, they sold the first MetalFAB1 system to a Chinese customer. Additive Industries won the tender of the Maritime Equipment Technology Institute of Jiangsu University of Science & Technology and will help the institute to accelerate production of heat exchangers for Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) applications.

“We are proud to have sold the first system into China as this supports our expansion in the Asia Pacific region. We will support the customer to build state-of-the-art heat exchangers through our regional Process & Application Development Centre in Singapore”, said Mike Goh, General Manager of Additive Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Sinsun Tech

Sinsun-Tech was founded in 2018, formed by a number of experienced sales professionals in Beijing, including the former regional head of sales at Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies Wang Jun. All its main members have more than 10 years of experience in servicing the aero-engine, aerospace, automobile and industrial gas turbine field. Sinsun-Tech is cooperating with several well-known suppliers in Europe and USA, related to heat treatment, welding, thermal spray and additive manufacturing.

“This is a fast and important step to enter the Chinese market with dedicated industrial additive manufacturing technology for series production. The high productivity of the system, as well as the full automation, will allow our customer to improve its business case”, added Wang Jun, General Manager of Sinsun-Tech.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst for leading US-firm SmarTech Analysis, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he Co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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