Ethereal Machines, a three-year old, Bengaluru-based 3D printing start-up, which was recognised as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for its innovative 5-Axis 3D Printer and a 5-Axis CNC Router shone as the company’s Halo 3D printer was displayed at the event organised in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The startup had recently announced that it was named as 2018 best of Innovation Awards Honoree by CES. The award recognises innovation in design and engineering in the latest technology products and services. This is a crucial recognition for any Indian company and especially in 3D printing sector.
Halo 3D Printer is a 5-Axis Printer coupled with a 5-Axis CNC Router in a single affordable machine. They have dexterously incorporated both the functionalities in a desktop sized printer. The printer tries to blend both the additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies for driving futuristic product manufacturing and to empower the consumer with quality and affordable products. Halo is equipped to attract hobbyists and even industry professionals for idea conceptualisation, rapid prototyping and even manufacturing of products.
The company was started in 2014 by Kaushik Mudda and Navin Jain who now hold the CEO and CTO designations at the company. Company CEO Kaushik Mudda explains that the swivelling and rotating of the bed during the printing helps the Halo printer to print far superior and complex structures than the regular 3-axis printers. In his own words, “The machine also helps cut soft metal and other material like nylon. This will benefit everything from the jewellery to the automotive and prototyping industry.”
According to Navin Jain, CTO of Ethereal Machines, “We are unique because no other machine in the market offers the option of five-axis printing and five-axis cutting.” Furthering the point, he adds that, “the addition of two axes A & C helps print complex models that need overhangs and critical supports. Also, desktop-size Halo lets you perform machining on a part you have just 3D printed”, added Jain.
Source: The Indian Express