Wipro 3D has together with the Indian Institution of Science developed the first industry-grade metal additive 3D printing device.
The additive manufacturing device works on a particular electron ray melting technology and provides higher build frequency. It has improved thermal management, high part density and also excellent mechanical features. This is according to reports from the firm.
The benchmarking of the machine is ongoing and likely to be finished very soon. The company has revealed.
“The country’s first Electron Beam melting powder bed fusion 3D printer, symbolizes Wipro 3D’s constant effort to indigenize, expand and industrialize additive technology,” stated Ajay Parikh, vice president and Business Head, Wipro 3D.
As it has been noticed, the metal 3D printing is still growing both global and India markets. The country is emerging as a performer in application engineering of 3D printed parts and systems. For example, Wipro 3D is engaged in developing specific aerospace parts for India. This includes a thruster for an engine for a satellite.
Furthermore, defense and aerospace industries have been noticed using plastic additive manufacturing in the country.
Other than Wipro, 3D Gas Turbine Research Establishment 3D printed plastic copy of the Kaveri engine and engine model. It is also considering creating parts by use of additive technology.
“We are impressed with the speed that IISc has achieved working with Wipro 3D, to execute the project, for such a cutting edge technology development program. We commend Wipro 3D and IISc for participating actively in nation building exercises.
We expect IISc and Wipro 3D to keep maturing the platform as we go forward so that it can compete globally,” states A R Sihag, secretary, Department of Heavy Industry (DHI).
The director of IISC, Anurag Kumar, Director, stated that he was excited to see its partnership with Wipro 3D climaxing in this product creation.