BMF hosts a sub-forum of the 18th China Hi-Tech Fair
On November 20, the 2016 International Forum on Trends in Advanced Manufacturing and Ultralight Micro/Nano Composite Materials was held during the 18th China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.
Presented were Hu Zhang, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee and the Executive Vice Mayor of Shenzhen; You Wu, Deputy Secretary General of the Municipal Government; Xingdong Jia, Deputy Director of Economic, Trade and Information Commission of Shenzhen Municipality; Yunfan Lu of Invest Shenzhen; Jianmin Chen, member of the Longhua District Government Preparatory Committee, among others. You Wu, Deputy Secretary General of the Municipal Government, Jianmin Chen, member of the Longhua District Government Preparatory Committee, as well as Dr. Xiaoning He, CEO of BMF Material, made opening speeches.
Pic.1 Hu Zhang, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee and the Executive Vice Mayor of Shenzhen;
You Wu, Deputy Secretary General of the Municipal Government;
Xingdong Jia, Deputy Director of Economic, Trade and Information Commission of Shenzhen Municipality;
Jianmin Chen, member of the Longhua District Government Preparatory Committee.
Pic.2 You Wu, Deputy Secretary General of the Municipal Government is making a speech.
The forum is co-hosted by the Longhua District Economic Service Bureau and BMF Material Technology Inc., and is a core sub forum approved by the China Hi-tech Fair committee. The theme is to share the opportunities and challenges that advanced nano manufacturing and ultralight composite materials have in various application fields, to exchange ideas of combining current world-leading technologies and the industries, as well as to explore how the technologies can be transferred into practical applications.
On the forum, BMF Material announced two latest development:
1. BMF had developed an ultra-thin lens that could be applied in mobile phone cameras to reduce thickness. Currently, thickness of a high-end mobile phone on the market is between 7.3-7.7mm, whereas thickness of a camera lens is between 5.2-5.3mm.
2. BMF had exported the world’s first multi-resolution, multi-material micro/nano 3D printing system to an overseas top-notch research institution.
Pic.3 The panel talk
Over 100 guests attended the forum, including Nicholas X. Fang, co-founder of BMF Material Technology Inc. who is also a professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, the U.S.; Xiang Zhang, elected member of NAE, foreign member of China Academy of Sciences, and Dean of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley; Ping Shen, a world-renowned physicist, Chair Professor of Physics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, recipient of the Brillouin Medal by the International Conference on Phonic Crystals, and recipient of the 2nd National Prize for Natural Sciences; Zhifeng Ren, professor at University of Houston, fellow of American Physical Society, fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, and fellow of National Academy of Inventors; Brian Derby, professor of Materials Science at Manchester University, elected member of the World Academy of Ceramics, and recipient of the Edward de Bono Medal; Baowen Li, tenured professor at National University of Singapore, recipient of the Singapore National Science Award and the OCPA Asia Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Professor of Tongji University; Lingjie Guo, professor at University of Michigan, recipient of Outstanding Research Award of UMich EECS Deparement; Ullrich Steiner, professor of Soft Matter Physics at Adolphe Merkle Institute, recipient of Raymond and Beverley Sackler Prize; Martin Dunn, Vice President of Singapore University of Technology and Design (co-founded by MIT and the Singapore government), former Director of Mechanics of Materials and Engineering Materials of NSF, and fellow of ASME. Presented also were senior managers from HP Group, CRRC, SAIC Motor, COMAC and many other Fortune 500 companies, as representatives of various industries.
Pic.4 (From left) Professor Ullrich Steiner and Bin Li, Vice Director and Editor in Chief of Xinhua News Beijing Bureau
Pic.5 Shuxian Tang, Academician of CAS
Pic.6 Speech by Academician Xiang Zhang
Pic.7 Senior managers of SAIC Motor and Huayu E-drive
In the evening of November 19, Nicholas X. Fang, BMF’s co-founder, professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and Xiaoning He, BMF’s CEO, chatted readily with experts (many of them Academicians) and representatives of different industries during the buffet cocktail party in Shangri-La’s main conference hall.
Pic.8 Senior managers of SAIC Motor and COMAC
Pic.9 Professor Qi Ge and senior managers of COMAC
Pic.10 Linsen Chen, SVG Optronics’ s Chairman of the Board
Pic.11 Prof. Ullrich Steiner and Prof. Brian Derby
Pic.12 Ziyun Chen, HP’s global R&D Vice President and Prof. Martin L. Dunn
BMF Material Technology Inc. focuses on design, development and production of micro/nano 3D printing systems and micro/nano-scale functional composite materials. One of its research areas Nano-Architecture has been recognized by MIT Technology Review as 10 Breakthrough Technologies in 2015. China’s new material industry now lags far behind the international advanced level. New materials, especially micro/nano-scale functional composite materials can hardly reach scale production. As the forum has been discussing about ways to industrialize the new technology and new materials, it will provide significant theoretical and technical guidance for BMF Material to realize the standardization and mass production of micro/nano-architeture composite materials, and will also advance the technological development of China’s new material and advanced manufacturing industries.