Doosan Heavy completes South Korea’s largest 3D printing plant

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This photo provided by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. shows its 3D printing manufacturing plant in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province.

SEOUL, October 1 (Korea Bizwire)South Korean power plant builder Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. strengthens its competitiveness in 3D printing by building the country’s largest 3D printing manufacturing plant.

The company hosted the non-face-to-face 3D printing plant completion ceremony on Thursday at its headquarters in Changwon, 398 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

Doosan Heavy has been applying 3D printing technologies since 2014 as part of efforts to improve its manufacturing capability of electrical components such as gas turbines.

With the completion of the construction of the new facility, the company established the largest dedicated 3D printing manufacturing facility in the country with a total of five metal 3D printer units.

The company also owns the world’s largest powder bed fusion (PBF) metal 3D printer, which can produce parts and components measuring 800mm in width, 400mm in length and 500mm in height.

3D printing technology can produce complex designs, while achieving lighter components, lower manufacturing cost and shorter production period.

Kevin Lee (kevinlee@koreabizwire.com)


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