Bangalore, March 14, 2018: Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing (AM) business unit of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering has set up a a-first-of-its kind, solution & experience centre for metal 3D printinghere. The facility was inaugurated by Wipro Chairman, Azim Premji.
The 12000 square feet solution centre has all capabilities including leading edge build technology, post-processing, research, characterization and validation facilities. It is India’s foremost fully integrated Metal Additive Manufacturing facility, recommended with AS9100. WIPRO3D today offers standard and customized Additive Manufacturing solutions, products and services, to industries including Aerospace, Space, Industrial, Automotive, Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Heavy Engineering.
“Based on the confidence developed from our India operations, we are planning to take Wipro3D global,” said Pratik Kumar, CEO, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering. He stressed that Wipro3D will continue to shape the AM market in India and aims to be a leader in the metal AM solutions and services space globally.
Added Ajay Parikh, Business Head, Wipro3D: “India’s first functional metal AM component in space, was built by Wipro3D. We have built competencies and offerings across Additive Consulting, Engineering, Manufacturing, Research & Development as well as turnkey solutions, to deliver impactful business outcomes for our customers We see 3d printing or Additive Manufacturing as a critical component in the digital manufacturing and future proofing strategy of any enterprise.”
Several research studies and experts have rated 3D or additive manufacturing as one of the economically disruptive technologies. Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) has seen a steady rise in adoption across various domains and industry verticals during the last decade. Initially regarded as a pure prototyping tool, AM technology has evolved considerably and is now being used for series production. To reduce time to market, improve product performance and reduce product lifecycle cost, more and more companies are relying on AM as a strategy.