IIT Madras buys Intech Additive Solutions’ iFusion SF1 Metal 3D Printer

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iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer
Above: iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer at IIT Madras campus with dignitaries including Dr. Murugaiyan Amirthalingam, Incharge – _Joining and Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, Assistant Professor, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT Madras (extreme left) and Dr. Ravi Kumar N. V, Professor & HOD, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT Madras (second from left)/Image Source: Intech Additive Solutions

Intech Additive Solutions, the first Indian OEM to develop and supply metal 3D printers, emerged as the front-runner over its competitors and has successfully sold its powerful high-precision Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) Metal 3D Printing System, iFusion SF1, to the prestigious IIT Madras. iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer will significantly aid IIT Madras in advancing its research capabilities and developing new components for various industries.

iFusion SF1 is integrated with Intech’s Build Preparation Software – AMBuilder. Intech has also provided IIT Madras with its optional parameter optimisation software – AMOptoMet, which predicts the ideal print parameters to achieve higher productivity and better surface finish.

iFusion SF1 Metal 3D Printer

iFusion Series of Metal 3D Printers
Above: Intech Additive Solutions’ iFusion series of metal 3D printers/Image Source: Intech Additive Solutions

With build dimensions of 150mm dia x 180mm ht., iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer is primarily intended for low-batch production of small to mid-size components and New Alloy parameter development. The cost-effective iFusion SF1 also delivers parts-per-build at a high rate and is one of the best entry-level Metal 3D Printers to facilitate the adoption of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) ecosystem.

“We want our students, research scholars, and faculty to be familiar with the latest cutting-edge technologies by working on industry-oriented projects that benefit their careers. In addition, we plan on doing a lot of R&D using the AM system. We will be working on new material development and manufacturing new components for various industries at our Joining & Additive Manufacturing Laboratory.”

– Dr. Ravi Kumar N. V, Professor & HOD, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT Madras
iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer
Above: Intech Additive Solutions team installed the iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer at IIT Madras campus/Image Source: Intech Additive Solutions

“We were thrilled to know that an Indian company, Intech Additive Solutions, has successfully developed an AM system ‘iFusion SF1’ with integrated software ‘AMBuilder’ for build processing and ‘AMOptoMet,’ which provides us with the ability to optimize the build process parameters for new alloys. Traditionally, it would take several weeks or months to optimize the parameters for new materials through a physical iterative process. Using AMOptoMet, it happens in minutes. Our collaboration with Intech also aims towards developing the ecosystem for Metal AM Technology in India for self-reliance,” says Dr. Murugaiyan Amirthalingam, Incharge – Joining and Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, Assistant Professor, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, IIT Madras.

“It is our privilege to partner with IIT-Madras, recognised globally as a top-notch engineering institute. With over 70% of the components in the iFusion manufactured or sourced indigenously – winning this contract from IIT-Madras against established global players further bolsters our confidence that Intech is on track in putting India on the Global Metal AM Map with homegrown products and technologies.”

– John Fredrick James, Business Development Manager at Intech Additive Solutions

With this deal, Intech continues to move forward in its vision of supporting technological advancements in Additive Manufacturing.

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