In Zhuhai, the world capital of printing consumables, a technological hub focusing on 3D printing innovation and application – the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau 3D Printing Innovation Hub was officially opened on 28th June, 2018. Led by Zhuhai Free Trade Zone Administration Committee and jointly established with Print-Rite, the innovation hub was launching with a mission and a vision: cultivating new resources in the field of 3D printing industry, and supporting the scale-up development of the entire industrial chain. Serving as a demonstration in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau regions, the hub will strive to promote the industry upgrade of 3D printing.
Considered to be the city’s first government-enterprise cooperation 3D printing industry incubator to date in Zhuhai, the 3D Printing Innovation Hub is set to focus on boosting the concept on “3D Creates Infinity Possibilities” providing help for full end-to-end services in 3D printing. The hub is defined as an innovation incubation centre in 3D printing will provide startups and SMEs a ‘one-stop’ shop to assess, guide and address their needs in 3D printing, including:
Education and training
Business and mentoring
Accelerate adoption and development
The hub is equipped with industrial-grade 3D printing facilities and materials for the purpose of supporting the research capabilities in all incubation phases. The pilot plant and growing resources in terms of software, labs, hardware, and materials available at the hub allow for on-the-ground understanding of each area of 3D printing. With a variety of 3D printing solutions available at the facility are installed with the intent to showcase and educate on the potential for real-world applications:
FDM 3D Printing
SLA 3D Printing
Resin 3D Printing
SLS Nylon 3D Printing
SLM Metal 3D Printing
Laser Engraving 3D Printing
In this brand-new innovation hub, start-ups will be able to explore the infinity possibilities of 3D printing, as well as to build creative collaborations with the renowned manufacturers to accelerate adoption and development of 3D printing technologies in design, developing and manufacturing new competitive products and services that strengthen their competitiveness.
The highlight? The world’s first patented 3D-printed lion head was shown up at the opening ceremony! For more information, check out our Facebook page and be sure to stay tuned with our blog!.