Output of China's 3D printing industry will reach $3 billion by 2020

Output of China’s 3D printing industry will reach $3 billion by 2020

It is expected that the output of China’s 3D printing industry will reach $3 billion by 2020, thanks to the support of the Chinese government. China is going to be the leading position of 3D printing in the world.

In 2015, the Chinese government launched the “made in China 2025” initiative to foster advanced technology. 3D printing technology has become an important enabler of ‘made in China 2025’. In the same year, the ministry of science and technology issued the national development promotion plan for additive manufacturing industry (2015-2016). The advance plan establishes the goal of 3D printing innovation and commercialization.

In December 2017, the government proposed a second action plan to further support the development of the additive manufacturing industry. The plan will train talent and train two or three local brands with international competitiveness.

In the next five years, China should not only think creatively about how to print new products in 3D, but also need industry standards and certification to ensure the smooth development of the industry.

New standards published

The world leading company WinSun has just issued the first global 3D printing architecture enterprise standard

Standardization level is the important symbol of national economic and social development level, and also the leading and driving force of innovative development.

As a high-tech enterprise that truly first realizes 3D printing architecture. It has successfully applied for two 3D printing architecture enterprise standards, including 3D printing septic-tank and 3D printing inspection shaft.

The release of two standards will not only mean that the 3D printing architecture will be “certified”, but it will also mark the first standard in the global 3D printing construction industry.

Shanghai-based WinSun has been pioneering 3-D printing as a construction process. With as few as three employees overseeing the process, commercially viable houses are being built in under one week, using materials from construction and industrial waste.

Last year the Chinese 3D printing construction company agreed to lease 100 3D printers to a Saudi Arabian construction company in a deal they claim is worth 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion).

The deal could see 1.5 million affordable homes printed in the Gulf kingdom, which is struggling to cope with a housing shortage.

The Saudi Arabian Al Mobty Contracting Company will receive the printers and intend to print no less than 30 million sq metres with them.

The main attraction for the Saudi Arabia construction group was the ‘green technology’ associated with Winsun’s 3D printing technique. Citing the reduced amount of materials and labor costs while also the shorter construction time as positives.

3D printed construction 

Currently there are a number of companies approaching the construction market with 3D printing technology. Russian company, Apis Cor showcased the potential of the technique as they 3D printed a house in just 24 hours recently. The single-story building was constructed in Russia and claims to illustrate the significance of the technology when combined with other more conventional processes.

Once printed, the house was fitted with a unique flat roof, insulating material and a fresh coat of yellow paint.

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May 29, 2018
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