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3D printing platform to locate in Suzhou New District

(chinadaily.com.cn) | Updated : 2018-08-17

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Representatives from the management committee of Suzhou New District and CNIC Corporation Limited sign a contract to build an institute of 3D printing technology in the Suzhou district on Aug 15. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]

A metal 3D printing project is set to locate in Suzhou New District, according to the signing ceremony held on Aug 15 in Suzhou, Jiangsu province.

Backed by China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) and CNIC Corporation Limited, a State-owned investment company, the project will receive a 250 million yuan ($36.35 million) worth of investment for its first-stage construction and a total of no less than 1 billion yuan ($145.4 million) worth of investment is expected to be plowed into the project for its second-stage.

The project aims to grow into a major national sci-tech innovation platform by using the existing technologies of key State-owned enterprises and cooperating with the world's leading R&D institutes.

The to-be-built platform focuses on the application of 3D printing technology to metal and polymers and also works on the formulation of a set of technical standards for metal 3D printing in China.

3D printing is a process by which three-dimensional objects are created from digital prototypes by blending together different materials, and it is becoming an increasingly common practice, especially in the manufacturing, medical, industry and sociocultural sectors.

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3D printing is used commonly in the manufacturing, medical, industry and sociocultural sectors. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]

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