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BLT breaks ground on Phase IV AM and powder production factories

Giant new facilities will significantly expand the production capacity of materials and parts

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Xi’an Bright Laser Technologies Co., Ltd. (BLT) has officially broken ground on its Phase IV project facilities in High Tech Zone of Xi’an, China. The fourth phase of BLT’s AM construction project is expected to focus on setting up more metal 3D printing powder production lines and customized part production lines, with a total construction area of approximately 163,200 square meters.

Phase IV marks that BLT has entered a new historical period, significantly expanding the production capacity of metal 3D printing powders and customized product printing services in aerospace and other applications. These new capabilities are actively promoting the upgrading of China’s traditional industrial system, joining global industrial giants to push the boundaries of innovation in the manufacturing sector.

BLT breaks ground on Phase IV giant new facilities that will significantly expand the production capacity of materials and parts

BLT’s Phase I and Phase II occupy about 100,000 square meters, consisting of one function building, a high-level R&D center and six additive manufacturing factories. This made BLT the largest intelligent metal additive manufacturing factory in China. Phase III is under construction covering an area of 190,000 square meters, which focuses on DfAM, big data, intelligent equipment, unmanned factory automation and other aspects, increasing global competitiveness and creating a world-class innovative manufacturing enterprise.

Recently,  BLT announced revenue growth of 66% to USD 140M in 2022. Despite challenging pandemic conditions, BLT delivered a strong performance last year. The company currently has a market value of about $2.53 billion and ranks first among the publicly traded AM companies worldwide. Without a doubt, BLT has advanced significantly over the past several years and there is every expectation that its potential will be leveraged by a wider range of manufacturing companies and industrial adopters.

BLT breaks ground on Phase IV giant new facilities that will significantly expand the production capacity of materials and parts

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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