BLT launches BLT-A400 metal AM machine at opening of new R&D centre in Shanghai

July 3, 2023

BLT’s new A-series BLT-A400 metal Additive Manufacturing machine (Courtesy BLT)
BLT’s new A-series BLT-A400 metal Additive Manufacturing machine (Courtesy BLT)

Bright Laser Technologies (BLT), Xi’an, China, recently celebrated the opening of its new research and development centre in Shanghai, introducing its latest metal Additive Manufacturing machine – the A-series BLT-A400 – to over 100 customers, industry professionals, and government representatives during the event.

The A-series BLT-A400 is ideally suited for dental and mould making applications, and reportedly features optimised correction splicing techniques and an improved powder circulation system said to enable high-quality results at a lower cost.

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The BLT-A400 has a maximum build dimension of 400 mm x 300 mm x 400 mm, and is available with either two, three or five 500 W lasers. It is suitable for processing titanium alloy, aluminium alloy, superalloys, stainless steel, high-strength steel and tool steel.

BLT’s new research and development centre in Shanghai (Courtesy BLT)
BLT’s new research and development centre in Shanghai (Courtesy BLT)

BLT said it intends to assemble a team of highly skilled and experienced specialists in Additive Manufacturing to work in the new R&D centre. These experts will spearhead research and development initiatives, enabling BLT to deliver tailored solutions and support to meet its clients’ needs.

“The strategic focus of this office in revolutionising Additive Manufacturing across various industries,” said Dr Xue Lei, Chairman and General Manager of BLT. “With a primary emphasis on electronics, smart devices, industrial machinery, biomedicine, civil drones, commercial aerospace, moulds, new energy, and robotics applications, our Shanghai office is poised to drive innovation and deliver cutting-edge solutions to address industry challenges.”

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