Dr. Hongbo Suo, CTO, Shandong Taishan industry leader, senior engineer
For more than ten years, he was engaged in the research of metal structure manufacturing technology and equipment, and was the chief assistant of the National Key Laboratory of high energy beam processing technology of China Aeronautical Manufacturing Engineering Institute. He has presided over more than ten pre-research and key projects. Having applied for more than 20 patents, writen 11 ministerial standards, writen over 20 papers, trained 4 master graduate students, got one first-tier and one second-tier of ministerial Aeronautical Science and Technology Awards.

2007
Developed the first electron beam wire melting additive manufacturing equipment in China, and won the second-tier Aeronautical Science and Technology Award, ranking first.

2010
First large-scale production electron beam wire melting additive manufacturing equipment was developed in China, and realized double channel high speed wire feeding technology.

2012
First on aircraft application of titanium alloy structure made by the electron beam wire melting additive manufacturing is realized.

2013
Three kinds of titanium alloy wires for additive manufacturing were developed.

2014
The largest electron beam wire melting additive manufacturing equipment in China has been developed, and realized double cabin wire feeding technology. The processing range is 1500 mm x 800 mm x 3000 mm.

2015
The application on aircraft of titanium alloy main bearing structure made by electron beam wire melting additive manufacturing is realized.

2016
First integrated arc additive manufacturing equipment in China has been developed, and achieved the first set of sales.

2017
Received the first-tier of Aeronautical Science and Technology Award, ranking eighth - using the melting pole arc additive manufacturing technology to make titanium alloy parts.  Enrolled into Shandong Taishan industry leading talent project.