According to sources from metal 3D printer manufacturer HBD, China Iron & Steel Research Institute Group – CISRI – will complete the installation of 23 metal 3D printers in 2021. These are mainly medium and large format machines, with plans to expand the fleet to a total of 150-200 metal 3D printers by 2025.
The company started to build its additive manufacturing center, CISRI G-Light, in 2019 and has been cooperating with Chinese metal 3D printer manufacturer HBD to develop laser powder bed equipment integrating additive and subtractive hybrid technology.
In just a few months, the company has completed the installation of 16 medium and large metal 3D printers. Among them, the extra large format HBD-1000 metal 3D printer, which is equipped with 4 lasers and features a maximum forming size of 1 cubic meter. In addition, the company has also installed four EOS M 400-4 quad-laser systems from EOS.
China Iron and Steel Research Institute is one of the first batches of 103 innovative enterprise pilot units in the country, and one of the first 100 innovative enterprises in Zhongguancun Science Park. It is a research and development base for new metal materials in China and an innovation base for major key and common technologies in the metallurgical industry.
The authoritative organization of national metallurgical analysis and testing technology, in the long-term development process, has undertaken a large number of major national projects and topics such as 863, 973, Natural Science Foundation, etc., in the fields of ocean, land, aviation, aerospace, nuclear technology and the national economy Industry fields have demonstrated extraordinary R&D strength, made important contributions, and created performance worthy of the times.[Developing Story]