On October 19th, 2015, the first National Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Week themed “Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Gathering New Impetus for Development” kicked off in Beijing and other branch venues. BLT presented its metal 3D printing equipment BLT-S300 and printed products at the Beijing venue as a model for tech entrepreneurs and dialogued with Premier Li on “entrepreneurship and innovation” and “Made in China”
Advanced manufacturing has always been a key area of national concern as the most upstream part of the manufacturing industry chain. BLT is the only participating industrial 3D printer at the main venue and also the first one visited by Li Keqiang.
BLT GM Xue Lei gave a work report to Li Keqiang. He showed the BLT-designed SLM metal 3D printing device BLT-S300 of world class and then introduced BLT’s new intelligent factory covering 40000m2 which is under construction. In the BLT product display area, Xue Lei focused his introduction on BLT’s application in such fields as aerospace, automotive, electronics and energy power and gave some typical examples, especially the world’s largest 3D printed parts (3.07m tall) installed on C919. The BLT-printed lightweight structure also intrigued Premier Li. He held it with interest and made a natural fall experiment. To his more surprise was Xue Lei’s standing experiment.
Before leaving, Premier Li instructed that 3D printing should not only produce parts unprocurable before, but also change the designers’thinking style so that they can imagine freely.