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Wenext orders 30 HBD-350T metal 3D printers from HBD

Medium size systems will further expand Wenext fleet of over one thousand polymer AM systems

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Shenzhen Wenext Technology Co., Ltd. (Wenext) and Guangdong Hanbang 3D Tech Co., Ltd (HBD), held a strategic cooperation agreement signing ceremony to celebrate an order of 30 HBD-350T medium size metal L-PBF systems to be installed at Wenext. This deal will further expand the production capabilities of one of China’s largest AM and on-demand manufacturing service providers.

Mr. Lu Xueyuan, the Founder and Chairman of Wenext, Mr. Zhang Shuhao, the Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Additive Manufacturing Division of Wenext, Mr. Liu Jianye, the Founder and General Manager of HBD, and Ms. Mao Yi, the General Manager of Shanghai Hanbang United 3D Tech Co., Ltd., attended the meeting and signing ceremony. Mr. Zhang Shuhao and Ms. Mao Yi signed the strategic cooperation agreement on behalf of both parties.

Wenext orders 30 HBD-350T metal 3D printers from HBD to further expand Wenext current fleet of over one thousand polymer AM systems

In this strategic cooperation, centered on the order of the 30 HBD-350T machines, both parties are committed to advancing the digitization of manufacturing and large-scale small batches of production. By leveraging and sharing best practices, both parties expect to lead the evolution of the manufacturing industry. Senior leaders of both companies are confident and hold high expectations for future cooperation, bringing more opportunities and win-win situations for both parties.

When talking about why Wenext chose to cooperate with HBD for this strategic cooperation, Mr. Zhang Shuhao, the Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the additive manufacturing division of Wenext, said that “Wenext is a large-scale digital manufacturing innovation factory, with about a thousand non-metallic 3D printing equipment, CNC machining centers, sheet metal processing equipment, mold processing equipment, and inspection equipment, and it is a highly information-based digital manufacturing technology company with information-based software platform development and operation, online and offline marketing, innovative design, and processing services. In order to meet the customer’s demand for metal 3D printing services, it is necessary to find a company that has the strength and can develop together with Wenext.”

Wenext orders 30 HBD-350T metal 3D printers from HBD to further expand Wenext current fleet of over one thousand polymer AM systems

Wenext qualified HBD as a metal 3D printing company that focuses on equipment and technology and provides a complete set of technical solutions such as equipment, software, materials, and printing processes. Equipment such as the HBD-350T system has been recording significant sales and a growing market share, it is considered to be mature and stable, especially at the industrial end, for parts such as molds, with stable stitched printing using two lasers in mold applications, and leading in terms of production efficiency. HBD’s proprietary equipment software, data processing software and intelligent management software functions are deeply integrated and can be seamlessly connected with Wenext’s proprietary information software platform, to further increase efficient and intelligent manufacturing.

“Both HBD and Wenext are young teams with full passion for the industry and the future, and both companies are in a stage of rapid development,” said Ms. Mao Yi, the General Manager of Shanghai Hanbang United 3D Tech Co., Ltd., “We saw that Wenext just completed high-quality financing of USD 55 million, which is a sign of the capital market’s recognition of Wenext and this industry. When referring to equipment, HBD is set on helping Wenext quickly realize the continuous upgrade of process technology and equipment, building on advanced industrial machines and intelligent factories for large-scale applications. Both parties will collaborate deeply on software. HBD has developed equipment operation software, data processing software and intelligent management software, which can seamlessly connect with Wenext’s self-developed information software platform. This seamless connection will achieve lean management and integrate 3D printing with the internet, to realize the vertical integration of network, control system, management software and data platform. By optimizing the management and innovation of manufacturing models, we will improve manufacturing efficiency, expand product service capabilities, and enhance customer value, and create a new ecosystem of 3D printing manufacturing models, service models, and applications.

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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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