The Chinese interior minister has just announced that the country has allocated funds to build the country's first factory for the creation of medical products by 3D printing. The factory, today the first of its kind in the country, is being built in the small city of Chongquing, located in the southwest of the country.
As announced, this project has finally seen the light thanks not only to the funds that have come from the government, but also to the collaboration agreement signed between the association of the government of the district of Fengdu, in Chongquing and the Hkable Biological 3D, a company formed jointly by the American company Hkable and the local biotech company Jintai. Once again we can see how in China they force a foreign company to sign a collaboration agreement with a local company.
China is building its first factory for the creation of 3D printed medical products
Returning to the factory, we find that it will cost about 50 million yuan, about 7,5 million to the current change. It will include a center for 3D printing, as well as areas for research and development, data processing and logistics. The main idea is that this plant is able to manufacture molds of parts of the culero for orthopedic, burns and dental surgeries.
At the moment, the entire factory is still being built, construction that will last about half a year since, according to the press release released, it is not expected that work will begin on it until first months of 2017.