Wipro 3D, the dditive mnufacturing (AM) business of wipro infrastructure engineering (WIN), have jointly with the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) have developed the contry's first industry grade metal additive 3D printing machine.
This 3D printing machine works on selective electron beam melting technology naad offers higher build rate, better therml management ,higher part density as well as superior mechanical properties, said the company.
The machine's benchmerking is underway and likely to be completed in ner future, said the company.
"The country's first electron beam melting powder bed fusion 3D printer, symbolizes Wipro 3D's constant effort to indigenise, expand and industrialize additive technology," said Ajay Parikh, vice president and Business Head, Wipro 3D.
Even though metal 3D printing is still evolving both in India and global market; the country is emerging as aplayer in application engineering for 3D- printed components and systems. For instance, Wipro 3D is engaged in building certain aerospace components for india, including a thruster for asatellite engine.
Aerospace and defence sectors have seen use plastic 3D printing in the country.
Apart from Wipro 3D, gas Turbine research Establishment (GTRE) 3D printed a plastic replica of the Kaveri engine, engine model and is exploring making component using dditive technology.