National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) India has entered into a strategic partnership with France Additive to work together on the AM domain and bring the communities on both the sides closer to drive the technology forward.
The partnership between NCAM and France Additive will focus on conducting joint conferences, workshops, R&D programs, technology events, business exchange and technology transfer. It will also spur adoption and industry readiness of AM in sectors of mutual focus and strengths such as aviation, space, automotive, railways and healthcare. AM parts are being increasingly used in Formula racing cars, jet engines and surgical implants in both the countries.
“The strategic partnership helps to leverage AM domain expertise available in the countries and grow respective industry mutually” said Mr Jaspreet Sidhu, CEO NCAM India.
NCAM is established by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India in partnership with the Government of Telangana. NCAM is established as an independent agency to build a comprehensive ecosystem of Additive Manufacturing in the country by enabling the adoption in the industry, prototyping new products and focusing on indigenization, access to state of art infrastructure, enabling research and development of standards and new product development, and promoting skill development activities to generate quality manpower.
“We envisage it to be a good potential opportunity for AM companies to grow their contact base & revenue streams between the nations” said Mr. Christophe Eschenbrenner, Président, France Additive.
France Additive is the French reference association in the 3D printing or additive manufacturing sector. The association is open and neutral. Multisectoral, it brings together research centres, the academic world, industrialists and entrepreneurs in the sector as well as end users. The association’s approach is deliberately 360°, covering applications, technologies, materials, professions, the training sector, digital, supply chain, economic development and financing of the 3D printing sector.
The partnership can bring collaborations between research institutions, SMEs, OEMs and technology centres.
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