The 6th Edition of the Indian Additive Manufacturing Forum (IAMF), Handshake series was held at Bangalore on 09th and 10th September 2022, with some of the industry’s most distinguished speakers, namely, Dr. S Devarajan, Sr Vice President at TVS Motor Co., Mr. Vijay Varada, Director at Fracktal Works, Mr. Jitendra Singh, Country Director at Jajal Medical, Mr. Halaswamy Magod, MD at Magod Laser, Mr. Mihir Patel, Lead Additive Manufacturing at Baker Hughes, and Dr. Satyam Suwas, Prof. Material Sciences at Indian Institute of Science.
The speakers belong to a variety of industries, but they all share a common interest in Additive Manufacturing. The speakers, who are AM experts at their respective organisations, shared their knowledge with IAMF members on topics such as automotive, tooling, medical, lasers, energy, oil and gas, and academia.
IAMF – Handshake Series
The IAMF is a non-profit organisation dedicated to spreading AM technology among product designers, new product development, manufacturing engineering and R&D professionals, academicians, and bringing 3D printing in India up to speed with advanced countries.
The recent event was the sixth such gathering of industry players, experts, and leaders to discuss various aspects of technology and industry. The most recent edition featured prominent speakers who presented case studies highlighting the importance and benefits of Additive Manufacturing in their respective industries. The discussion centred on how their respective organisations or customers benefited from the advancement of AM technology.
The common theme to emerge from the sessions was how the additive manufacturing technology can be used together with the existing subtractive manufacturing technologies like injection moulding, casting and others to deliver unprecedented results, contrary to popular belief and hype that additive manufacturing technology will replace the traditional technologies.
Both, additive and subtractive technologies complement each other and help customers enjoy greater benefits that working alone.
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