On March 14th, 2014, Airbus and NPU (Northwestern Polytechnical University) signed a cooperation agreement on exploring ways to apply laser solid forming technology (a 3D printing technology) to aviation. Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies Co., Ltd. (BLT) will engage in R&D and production of this project. Huang Weidong, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing NPU and President of BLT, signed the agreement with Airbus China COO Gonzalez.
After the signing ceremony, Gonzalez and his delegation were invited to visit the workshops and BLT exhibition room. Chairman Huang Weidong detailed the flange parts on the C919 central wing. Gonzalez paid high tribute to BLT’s technical strength and collaborative ability. “R&T joint forces will contribute more to the partnership between Airbus and China. Airbus has been capturing the best partners in the world for cost-effective technologies to ensure the sustainable development of its products”, said him.
As a leading aircraft manufacturer, Airbus provides the most modern and efficient passenger aircrafts with more than 100 seats worldwide. After over 40 years of innovative development, its customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. Airbus has firmly won around half of all orders of civil airplanes in the world. Airbus partners with governments, industries, research institutions, and universities worldwide to hammer at the best solutions to some most important aviation issues, thus meeting and even surpassing the needs of customers and society.