China’s vice minister of industry and information technology, Su Bo, said that China should establish plans and use tax incentives to speed up R&D and application of 3D printing technologies. Su Bo made this statement at an international forum on additive manufacturing technology, which closed in Wuhan on Sunday.
3D printing technology will ease China’s pressure on energy and resources
China is the world’s biggest manufacturer. If the technology can be put to broader use, the country’s energy- and resource-use efficiency and productivity will improve greatly, said Su Bo.
With the technology, cutting, bending, pressing, moulding and assembling will no longer be necessary in manufacturing as the 3D printer will automatically produce a solid product based on pre-set 3D data. Considering China is the world’s biggest manufacturer, 3D printing would help improve the country’s productivity, Su pointed out.