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India’s first Electron Beam based metal 3D printer launched.

In a first, Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing (AM) business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) and the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISC) have developed an industry grade indigenous metal Additive Manufacturing machine. 

India’s first metal 3d printing machine, works on Selective Electron Beam Melting technology and offers higher build rate, better thermal management, higher part density as well as superior mechanical properties. 

Commenting on this breakthrough in Indian Advanced Manufacturing space, Mr. Ajay Parikh, Vice President and Business Head, Wipro 3D, said, “It has been a privilege to collaborate with India’s premier institute, IISC. The country’s first Electron Beam melting powder bed fusion 3d printer, symbolizes Wipro3D’s constant effort to indigenise, expand and industrialize Additive Technology and speaks volumes about our India’s engineering and scientific capability” 

The machine benchmarking is underway and likely to be completed in the near future. 

Prof Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc said, “IISc is a premier science research institute in India. We are always at the forefront of partnering with best in class companies in the country to explore possibilities of leading edge research and development of products and technologies. The Government of India, Department of Heavy Industuries has been instrumental in enabling such an important program. We are happy to see our collaboration with Wipro 3D has culminated in this product development.” 

Dr A R Sihag, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), was pleased with the successful collaboration between the Government of India, Industry and Academia. He added that we were always convinced about IISc capabilities. We are impressed with the speed that IISc has achieved working with Wipro3D, to execute the project, for such a cutting edge technology development program. We commend Wipro3D and IISc for participating actively in nation building exercise. We expect IISc and Wipro3D to keep maturing the platform as we go forward so that it can compete globally” 

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Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.