The new printer is using Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology with the benefits of improved thermal management, higher part density, and superior mechanical properties to parts.
According to Ajay Parikh, Vice President and Business Head at Wipro3D, it is India’s first EBM powder bed fusion 3D printer. He commented, “The machine, whose benchmarking is underway and likely to be completed in the near future, symbolizes Wipro 3D’s constant effort to indigenize, expand and industrialize additive technology and speaks volumes about India’s engineering and scientific capability.”
Wipro is headquartered in southwest India and was founded in 1945. Today it is a leading global IT, consulting and business process services company, integrating cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics, and emerging technologies. Its 3D branch was established back in 2012 and began partnerships with various additive manufacturing firms.
Wipro recently opened a 12,000 square feet metal 3D printing experience center at its headquarters in Bengaluru, India and is a reported first of its kind. It provides customers access to multiple industrial additive machines.
The Indian Institute is the premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India and was possible through a joint effort of Indian pioneer industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata and the Government of India in 1909 and has seen substantale growth from 2 departments and 21 students in 1911 to 39 departments, and 3500 students today.
The Institute focuses on interdisciplinary research with centers such as the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems and a new Centre for Brain Research. Most recently, researchers from the IISc have explored has 3D bioprinting to treat eye wounds.
Vialva, Tia, et al. “Wipro3D And the Indian Institution of Science Develop EBM 3D Printer.” 3D Printing Industry, 17 Dec. 2019, 3dprintingindustry.com/news/wipro3d-and-the-indian-institution-of-science-develop-ebm-3d-printer-166425/.