Bangalore, December 17 2017: At its first user conference here, global leader in applied additive technology solution– Stratasys -- saw over 300 key industry players and end-users exchange insights on the latest 3D Printing trends and additive manufacturing.
Stratasys used the opportunity to unveil its Voxel Print software solution that provides true voxel level control during the design and 3D printing process to manipulate 3D printed material concentrations, structures and color mapping of a model.
Netscribes Research finds, the global 3D healthcare printing market is expected to be worth $ 1.3 billion by 2020. 3D printing technology is predominantly being used in the field of aerospace, automotive, education, healthcare and many other industries.
Said Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director ( India) for Stratasys:“There is a vast market opportunity in product prototyping which is not being addressed by the current 3D-printing systems. Every single industry will be revolutionized by 3D printing and we see the use of 3D printing only evolving in the future.”
Interesting case studies of 3-D printing in the automobile industry werr provided by Maruti Suzuki India and Ashok Leyland.
Omer Kriegar, Stratasys' President (Asia Pacific & Japan), said the main interest in India for additive manufacturing and 3-D printing was in aerospace, medicine and automobile industries. These industries were slowly but surely shifting from seeing 3-D printing as a prototyping tool to one for the mass manufacturing line, he added.
To create a mindset for 3-D printing even at school and college level, Stratasys had put in place a number of useful resources to inspire, engage and prepare students, said Gina Scala, New York-based Marketing Director for Global Education at Stratasys. In India the company had partnered with the Atal school mission to introduced 3-D at school and Plus-2 level in 1500 institutions. It has also created regional centres in Noida and Chennai.