Kyndryl, one of the world’s largest providers of IT infrastructure services, and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Tirupati, one of India’s premier technology institutions, announced a collaboration to advance research, share knowledge, promote innovation, and drive breakthrough developments in AI-enabled 3D printing technology. The collaboration will focus on rapidly developing cost-effective 3D prototypes for complex manufacturing products.
3D printing is rapidly evolving, which will aid in the development of traditional manufacturing. Given the push for sustainability, it is unavoidable that 3D printing will play a significant role in the next industrial revolution and how products will be designed and manufactured in the coming decades. As digital transformation accelerates, so does the demand for smart manufacturing skills and capabilities.
Advancing AI-enabled 3D Printing for Manufacturing Sector
The collaboration will combine IIT Tirupati’s domain knowledge in 3D printing with Kyndryl’s global expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), allowing for the co-creation of Machine Learning (ML) models that will allow for the detection of potential defects during 3D printing in near real-time. Gaining this knowledge ahead of time could lead to significant cost, time, and waste savings, as well as contribute to new product development by predicting performance in real-world manufacturing environments.
According to Prof. K.N. Satyanarayana, Director, IIT Tirupati, “This partnership will enable IIT Tirupati students and faculty to collaborate with Kyndryl’s best-in-class professionals on the frontiers of implementing AI to solve industry challenges. The co-creation in the digital manufacturing segment with Kyndryl can quickly provide cost-effective solutions to the manufacturing industry and provide better exposure to our students.”
“India’s National Manufacturing Policy aims to raise the manufacturing sector’s GDP share to 25% by 2025. To accomplish that goal, research advancements and skills development will play an important role in deploying AI in innovative ways to make smart manufacturing technology more accessible and efficient. This collaboration will harness Kyndryl’s Data and AI expertise to help IIT Tirupati create a meaningful learning experience for students and serve as a scalable model of how industry and academia can co-create to help industries.– LingrajuSawkar, President, Kyndryl India
The two organisations have already begun collaborative research and will launch a series of thought leadership conclaves and innovation challenges to advance new ideas across industry and academia in accordance with the National Innovation and Start-up Policy – 2019. (NISP-2019).
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