Additive Manufacturing Industry News | Week 48 | 2022 | Featuring AMTECH 2022 |

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Chinmay Saraf

Technical Writer, AM Chronicle
Chinmay Saraf is a scientific writer living in Indore, India. His academic background is in mechanical engineering, and he has substantial experience in fused deposition-based additive manufacturing. Chinmay possesses an M.Tech. in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing and is enthusiastic about 3D printing, product development, material science, and sustainability. He also has a deep interest in “Frugal Designs” to improve the present technical systems.

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This weeks additive manufacturing industry news features the key moments from AMTECH 2022 which was organised at Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad on 2-3 December 2022.

India’s Dedicated show on additive manufacturing, AMTECH 2022, inaugurated by Shri. K.T. Rama Rao, Honorable Minster at Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad

AMTECH 2022 was inaugurated by Shri. K.T. Rama Rao, Honorable Minster for IT, Industries, MA & UD at Hitex Exhibition center on 2-3 December 2022 in Hyderabad. Other key dignitaries who were part of the event’s inaugural ceremony were Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana
Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department; Smt. Rama Devi Lanka, Director Emerging Technologies (OSD), IT, E&C Department, Government of Telangana and Shri APVS Prasad, CE (A) CEMILAC.

Special Announcements at AMTECH 2022

The Inaugural ceremony of AMTECH also saw a few special announcements which will set the foundation for the Additive Manufacturing industry to grow further. CEMILAC entered into an MOU with a prestigious foreign standardization body, ASTM with an objective to Co-develop Qualification framework for CEMILAC, Accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing in Indian Defence Aviation by adopting available ASTM standards to
fast-track certification and qualification process and A joint collaboration for machine qualification, material
qualification, AM process and post processing, and part qualification.

CEMILAC also released the certificate for the first AM Al alloy part (Selector Valve Body) for a Western
Transport Aircraft. This work was undertaken under the leadership of Shri APVS Prasad, CE, CEMILAC, Dr Shirish S. Kale, Director, CEMILAC, Mrs C M Bhuvaneswari, RD, RCMA (F.F)., HAL Lucknow and Wipro 3D

The present Chairman DRDO, Erstwhile Director General (Naval Systems & Materials), DRDO Hqrs. constituted a Committee to formulate the approaches/methods for Additive manufacturing and its certification methodology in order to optimize certification cycle time during indigenization of military materials for aeronautical applications without compromising quality and safety aspects of the platforms. This committee was headed by Dr. Shirish S
Kale, Director (Materials & PI), CEMILAC, Bengaluru. A provisional document by this committee was released at AMTECH 2022

3D Printing Startup Challenge at AMTECH 2022

World 3D Printing Day (3rd December 2022) was celebrated at AMTECH 2022 by hosting the first 3D Printing Startup Challenge in India to build a conducive ecosystem for 3D Printing Startups in the region. The event was organised in collaboration with AM Ventures, ASTM International and NCAM

The selected startups got the opportunity to be part of a pitch event on World 3D Printing Day, and showcase their innovation and two winners of the Pitch Event received a cash prize worth Euro 2000 each sponsored by AM Ventures and ASTM and in-kind valuable business support from NCAM. The winners of the startup challenge were Dr. Ramya Bojedla and Prayasta 3D Inventions Private Limited.

3D Printing Startup Challenge at AMTECH 2022
Technical Program at AMTECH 2022

The tradeshow also featured a high quality conference program which complemented the activity on the tradeshow floor with key notes from Dr Venkat Vedula, Executive Director, Raytheon Technologies, Uma Maheshwar D, Chief Consulting Engineer, 

Panel on AM in Aerospace and Aviation (Moderator: Joe Ajay, EOS | Panelists: Dr Anil Kumar, VSSC-ISRO, Franklin D, Primaeam Solutions, Priyesh Mehta, Imaginarium Rapid)

Dedicated sessions focussed on AM in defence, end to end solutions, aerospace, heathcare and construction were designed with industry speakers sharing their insights and more.

Other Highlights
There were a series of products launched at AMTech 2022 including Stratasys Origin® One at Ark Additive Booth | Nexa3D XiP at the Lodestart3D booth ; Sinterit LisaX by Sedaxis | Microfactory by Kreator 3D Printer and Solutions.

Dedicated zones on construction and healthcare 3D printing provided focused industrial knowledge and also an opportunity to the visitors to interact with experts and ask questions.

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Chinmay Saraf

Technical Writer, AM Chronicle
Chinmay Saraf is a scientific writer living in Indore, India. His academic background is in mechanical engineering, and he has substantial experience in fused deposition-based additive manufacturing. Chinmay possesses an M.Tech. in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing and is enthusiastic about 3D printing, product development, material science, and sustainability. He also has a deep interest in “Frugal Designs” to improve the present technical systems.