On October 21st, 2015, Li Yuanchao, former member of Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese Vice president and the Honorary President of the Red Cross Society of China, made his presence and halted at BLT booth for a long time in the mass entrepreneurship and innovation week event.
The BLT-developed tall and magnificent metal 3D printing device BLT-S300 was the first coming into Li’s eyes. He asked several questions about BLT-S300, including “what powder is used”, “is it laser or other technology” and “is there any sprinkler”. He picked up the finished product by BLT-S300 and viewed its close-ups. After confirming that this internationally advanced device was developed by this young team for several times, Li Yuanchao nodded satisfactorily.
Li raised his concerns after understanding how a metal 3D printing device works: to apply this technology, two problems must be addressed, one is cost and the other is intensity. Xue Lei explained by taking the flanges on China’s big jet C919 as an example that, the traditional production process is complex, but metal 3D printing makes things easier, so fewer costs is required; BLT parts have better performance than castings and are comparable to forgings.
Finally, Li Yuanchao learned the history of BLT in detail. Li was astounded at BLT’s engagement in metal 3D printing technology from 1995 and encourage BLT to push its advantage for greater results!