Bright Laser Technologies (BLT), a global leader in comprehensive metal additive manufacturing solutions, recently announced a strategic partnership with Extreme Manufacturing Engineering (EME), a 3D printing solutions provider based in Veneto, Italy. This collaboration marks a significant step in the development of metal 3D printing.
EME acquired two advanced 3D printers from BLT at Formnext 2023: the BLT-S800 and the BLT-S450. These machines are designed to meet the growing demand for versatile 3D printing services that enable both serial production and rapid prototyping of parts of different sizes. The BLT-S800, designed for serial production, has eight powerful 500-watt lasers that enable the rapid production of large parts with dimensions of 800mm × 800mm × 600mm (W × D × H). The BLT-S450 is equipped with six lasers and offers a build volume of 450mm × 450mm × 500mm (W × D × H), making it suitable for small and medium-sized parts.
The integration of BLT’s advanced metal 3D printing technology and expertise with EME’s innovative solutions and industry insights promises to effectively address industry challenges and deliver significant benefits to both companies’ customers.
“We have increasing demand for additively manufactured parts in Europe, especially in automotive, consumer electronics, medical devices, and other applications, such as structural parts for amusement rides,” explained Eddi Tomat, CEO of EME. “Given their rich history and leadership in additive manufacturing, BLT is the ideal partner for us. Additionally, the BLT team has consistently demonstrated professionalism and attentiveness in addressing our needs and inquiries and we anticipate fostering even closer collaboration with BLT.”
“BLT has taken the lead in introducing the large-format printing system in the industry, with extensive experience in the development of large-sized, multi-laser printing solutions. These two systems have undergone years of market validation. We hope to lower the threshold of adopting this technology and bring metal 3D printing to millions of factories by adhering to the principle of ‘’make it possible, make it affordable‘’. We are happy that BLT and EME reached the consensus“, explained Dr Xue Lei, CEO of BLT.
At Formnext 2023, BLT impressively presented its range of turnkey solutions for metal 3D printing. Particularly noteworthy was the demonstration of the Airbus-certified BLT-S400 and its powder circulation system, which produced complete substrate parts directly on site. This impressive demonstration attracted the attention of numerous international customers and resulted in several purchase agreements for the BLT-S400 printing machines as well as letters of intent for further contracts with various overseas customers.