South Korea: Materialise gets involved in Ulsan’s Additive Manufacturing Industry

South Korea’s seventh largest metropolis is where all the additive manufacturing magic is found. For its additive manufacturing growth to be strengthened, the Ulsan Metropolitan City government has decided to put all its energy in digital technologies and manufacturing. Consequently, this means “smarter and better connected production processes and factories.”

This growth for the Ulsan Metropolitan City comes with no aid. The government has decided to partner up with Materialise.

The Belgian company will specifically co-create campaigns with local manufacturing enterprises in order to evaluate opportunities to improve the production process. That way, companies could benefit from the design optimizations and manufacturing flexibility provided by additive manufacturing.

Ulsan Vice-Mayor and Materialise Executive VP Johan Pauwels_2

When describing the 3D printing market, Johan Pauwels, Executive Vice President at Materialise explains that Additive Manufacturing is a transformational technology that has the potential to create fundamental changes in the manufacturing process.”

In the same breath, he explicitly reminds the 3D printing market that “With major improvements in speed, quality and materials, Additive Manufacturing is quickly positioning itself as a complementary or alternative manufacturing technology when solving specific manufacturing challenges.

This is a great step for the Ulsan Metropolitan City and the first and hopefully not the last time we will hear of its advancement in 3D printing at 3D Adept.

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