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How to promote the industrialization of 3D printing in China

current situation and existing problems of 3D printing industrialization in China

(I) development status

1. A number of basic research achievements and technologies have been achieved; 2. The laser direct forming technology of high-performance metal parts is world leading; 3. Preliminary progress has been made in industrialization

(II) problems

although 3D printing technology in China has made great progress, it is still in the initial stage of industrialization on the whole, mainly manifested in:

1. Lack of public technology platform. China has not yet established a public technology platform for 3D printing, lacks the integration of industry, University and research institutions, colleges and universities, scientific research institutions are fighting on their own, the motivation for cooperative research is insufficient, an open and integrated innovation system has not yet been formed, and there is a lack of technical compatibility and standard formulation

2. The industrialization of 3D printing in China is still in its infancy. In 2012, the market size of China's 3D printing industry was about 1.2 billion yuan, less than 9% of the world. The sales of 3D printing equipment accounts for only 8.7% of the world, and the sales revenue of 3D printing equipment and sales revenue is about 500million yuan, accounting for less than 4% of the world. More than half of the 3D printing equipment depends on imports

3. the industrial chain has not been effectively formed.

China has not yet established a 3D printing enterprise specializing in material preparation and software development, and lacks a complete industrial chain covering software development, material preparation, equipment production and services. Intermediary institutions engaged in testing and verification, finance, e-commerce, intellectual property protection, etc. are also imperfect. In addition, at present, domestic 3D printing enterprises are still in the preliminary development stage of fighting alone, the degree of industrial integration is low, the leading technical standards and development platforms have not been established, and the technology research and development, promotion and application are still in a disordered state

4. Lack of education, training and social promotion

at present, the number of 3D printing equipment purchased by enterprises is very limited, and most of them are imported from abroad, and the scope of application is relatively narrow. In the teaching curriculum system of mechanical, materials, information technology and other engineering subjects, there is a lack of compulsory links related to 3D printing, and 3D printing is still at the level of extracurricular Interest Research of some students

the situation faced by the development of China's 3D printing industry

(I) development opportunities

1. the acceleration of industrial transformation and upgrading is conducive to the rapid expansion of 3D printing market demand

in recent years, with the rapid rise in the cost of land, labor and other factors, China's industrial transformation and upgrading is becoming more and more urgent. Under this background, the pace of China's industrial transformation and upgrading will be further accelerated, and Chinese enterprises are eager to shorten the life cycle of new products, The demand for improving product design capabilities continues to increase, which will continue to increase the demand for the development of 3D printing devices with product design and prototype development

2. With the rapid development of aerospace and national defense military industry, the demand for 3D printing equipment is increasing.

China is in the period of rapid development of aerospace and national defense military industry. Aviation equipment, satellites and applications have been included in the national strategic emerging industries for key support. 3D printing technologies such as laser near net shape forming will have greater development space in the manufacturing of complex and difficult aircraft and satellite parts

3. China attaches great importance to technological innovation and industrialized application, which will promote the rapid development of 3D printing industry.

China takes innovation driven development as a national strategy to transform the development mode and accelerate industrial transformation and upgrading, and continuously increases the R & D investment in technological innovation and industrialized application. As an emerging industry, 3D printing is expected to be included in the strategic emerging industry supported by the state, and technological innovation and industrialization will usher in a favorable policy environment

(II) facing challenges

1. the world's major economies are extremely large and seize the commanding height of industrial development

in order to seize the strategic commanding height of this emerging technology and industrial development, the world's major economies have made strategic deployment, formulated development plans and support policies. In August, 2012, the U.S. government announced the establishment of the national 3D printing Innovation Institute. In the first phase, the federal government and enterprises invested $70million in research and development to support the research, development and application of 3D printing technology, and strive to make the United States an excellent 3D printing center in the world; Since 2011, the British government has continued to increase research and development funding for 3D printing technology, and set up a number of 3D printing research centers, etc

2.the international market competition of 3D printing enterprises is becoming increasingly fierce

in recent years, with the continuous maturity of technology and the approaching expiration of patent rights, 3D printing enterprises in developed countries in Europe and the United States have shown two major trends: one is to expand enterprises through mergers and acquisitions or mergers, and the other is to reduce the price of 3D printing equipment. This will have an impact on our domestic 3D printing industry, which is not highly industrialized

3. In terms of 3D printing consumer goods industry, China relies on foreign market consumption grade

3D printers. China is still in the market cultivation period, and the market demand is obviously insufficient. Even for industrial 3D printers, Chinese user enterprises are not aware of using 3D printers for product development and prototype manufacturing

China's path of 3D printing industrialization

(I) guiding ideology

adhere to the new road of industrialization and promote informatization. These innovative technologies can meet the needs of the Asian market for increasingly demanding packaging materials, deeply integrate with industrialization, face the needs of the transformation and upgrading of key industries in the national economy and the cultivation and development of strategic emerging industries, and achieve the goal of digitizing the manufacturing process and transforming the manufacturing mode, With the breakthrough of key core technologies as the support, the promotion of the R & D and industrialization of 3D printing equipment as the core, and the improvement of the integration and innovation ability of 3D printing equipment as the focus, promote the demonstration and application promotion, adjust and optimize the industrial organization structure, and enhance the international competitiveness of the industry

(II) basic principles

1. adhere to the combination of market orientation and government promotion

follow the law of market economy, give full play to the guiding role of market demand and the basic role of market in optimizing the allocation of resources, and highlight the dominant position of enterprises in the development of 3D printing equipment and services. Government departments at all levels should play an important role in planning, organization and coordination, policy guidance and market environment improvement

2. adhere to the combination of key breakthroughs and overall promotion

select 3D printing equipment with good basic conditions, wide application and strong driving effect, increase support, focus on breakthroughs, cultivate and develop a number of products and well-known brands with international advanced level, and radiate and drive the overall development of the industry

3. Insist on research and can complete the development of three-stage control of force, deformation and displacement in one experiment, combined with demonstration application

around the application requirements of key fields, strengthen the research and development of 3D printing design software, materials and equipment, and vigorously promote the demonstration and application of 3D printing equipment

4. adhere to the combination of equipment manufacturing and service value-added

vigorously promote 3D printing equipment enterprises to carry out value-added services in product design, prototype manufacturing, material supply, equipment leasing, remanufacture and other aspects, and promote the transformation of 3D printing equipment enterprises from processing and manufacturing to production and service. Encourage service-oriented enterprises to strengthen cooperation with 3D printing equipment manufacturers, constantly expand the application market and achieve rapid development

(III) development path

follow the basic principles of government guidance, market leadership, innovation and breakthrough, and leading the industry, prospectively layout key core technologies, and focus on promoting the industrialization of 3D printing equipment. Considering the existing industrial foundation and technical level in China, the development of 3D printing industry can be divided into two steps: by 2015, comprehensively promote the large-scale development of 3D printing industry in the fields of product design, prototyping, consumer goods production, etc., and focus on promoting the R & D and industrialization of 3D printing technology in the fields of aerospace, automotive, biomedical and other functional parts; By 2020, we will comprehensively promote the industrialization of 3D printing technology for functional parts, achieve direct parts production in key areas such as aerospace, military industry, high-end automobiles, and form the ability to compete with the world's industrial developed countries in the field of 3D printing

policy suggestions for promoting the industrialization of 3D printing in China

(I) enhance the ability of independent innovation

encourage original innovation and promote interdisciplinary research. Grasp the international development trend of 3D printing technology, strengthen the research on the basic theory of 3D printing, combine the participation of talents from computer, materials, machinery, control, biology and other disciplines, achieve cross cutting research and innovation, and focus on the basic theory of 3D printing technology and forming microcomputer theory. Specifically, it includes: Research on mechanical, thermal, chemical and physical properties of materials for 3D printing; Densification, deformation and property evolution of discrete materials during 3D printing; Part deformation and suppression principle during 3D printing

strengthen platform construction and break through key common technologies. Relying on institutions of higher learning, scientific research institutions and backbone enterprises, effectively integrate the research results obtained in China for more than 20 years, improve the research and development system and mechanism of key common technologies, support the construction of a number of industrial technology development platforms and technological innovation service platforms, and focus on breaking through key common technologies such as material preparation technology, material model construction technology, process technology, process environment control technology, composite process technology, etc

(II) form a complete industrial chain

promote the establishment of an innovative strategic alliance for the 3D printing industry with the participation of enterprises, scientific research institutions and universities, and focus on breaking through key core components such as lasers, precision optical devices, high-precision transmission and control systems, and industrial nozzles/nozzles. Carry out systematic and overall research on 3D printing software development, material preparation, process control, equipment production and service, and form a complete industrial chain

(III) carry out application demonstration and promotion

establish an industrialization mechanism guided by market demand, with the participation of research institutions, equipment production enterprises and user enterprises, jointly develop 3D printing equipment, set up the characteristics of non cracking, non expansion and non deformation of wood plastic, save the cost of later maintenance and maintenance, and set up special research and development incentive funds, and encourage financial institutions to carry out various forms of first set insurance business. Select representative provinces and cities with good technical conditions and high application demand nationwide to establish 3D printing application demonstration bases, and promote the organic integration of 3D printing technology and traditional manufacturing technology. Focus on the promotion and application in aerospace, automotive molds, biomedicine, daily consumer goods production and other fields, carry out application demonstration step by step and at different levels, form an application platform with universal, standardized and independent intellectual property rights, and accelerate the coordinated development of industry, technology and application

(IV) strengthen international exchanges and cooperation

based on China's market demand, carry out high-level international cooperation, strengthen cooperation with relevant universities, scientific research institutions and enterprises in the United States, Germany, Britain and other European and American developed countries, and improve China's 3D printing technology. Actively explore new modes of foreign cooperation, encourage foreign 3D printing enterprises to set up research and development institutions in China, support foreign and domestic enterprises to jointly carry out the research and development of 3D printing technology, support domestic enterprises to cultivate international brands, carry out international operations, participate in international cooperation at multiple levels, and integrate into the global 3D printing industry chain. Actively participate in international 3D games

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