The Government of Gujarat, today, in the presence of Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani, signed a MoU with the US Institute of 3D Technology in California & 3D Systems for establishing seven 3D printing centres of Excellence across the state of Gujarat.
Gujarat Government’s Education Department will work in collaboration with 3D Systems, one of the world’s leading 3D printing companies, and US Institute of 3D Technology to introduce the project in seven engineering colleges and technical institutes in the state.
The seven chosen institutes are Vishwakarma Government College at Chandkheda-Ahmedabad, Government Engineering College at Gandhinagar, Bharuch and Rajkot, i-Hub, MS Polytechnic at Baroda, and Kalol Government Technical Institute at Kalol. This initiative will be extended in other institutes in the coming future.
The MoU was signed by Gujarat Knowledge Society Additional CEO Bhuptani and US Institute of 3-D CEO Deelip Menezes in presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Minister of State for Education Vibhavariben Dave and Principal Secretary for Education Anju Sharma.
Others dignitaries present included Chief Minister’s Secretary Ashwini Kumar, Higher Technical Education’s Bhuptani, USI of 3-D Yogi Gandhi and others.
The initiative will help bridge the major challenge of unavailability of skilled manpower faced by the 3D printing companies across India.
The project will aim at developing 3D printing curriculum. This would help the students, professionals and researchers. Since the technology has immense potential and capabilities in a wide range of sectors like aerospace, automotive, tooling, healthcare, etc., the technology is seen to be the future of manufacturing and it is of utmost importance that students and professional know about this technology.
About US Institute of 3D Technology: The US Institute of 3D Technology (USI3DT) California, USA, inspired by President Obama’s initiative and “America Makes”, was established to cater to the upcoming demand for professionals in the field of 3D Printing Technology. US Institute of 3D Technology India private Limited is wholly owned subsidy of US Institute of 3D Technology, a California Corporation.
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