Wipro, IISc collaborate to build India’s first industrial grade metal 3D printer

BENGALURU, Dec 13:In a first, Wipro 3D, the
additive manufacturing (AM) business of Wipro Infrastructure
Engineering (WIN), and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
have developed an industry-grade indigenous metal Additive
Manfuacturing machine.

Indias 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, the
Bengaluru-headquartered Wipro said in a statement.

Ajay Parikh, Vice President and Business Head, Wipro
3D, said “The countrys first Electron Beam meling powder bed
fusion 3d printer, symbolises Wipro3Ds constant effort to
indigenise, expand and industrialise Additive Technolgy and
speaks volumes our India’s engineering and scientific
capability.”

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

Prof Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc said “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 quoted as saying” 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 programme.” (PTI)