Intech Additive Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Intech), a Metal AM pioneer in India, created history by bagging multiple orders worth US$ 2 Million from four clients for its iFusion’ series of Metal AM systems. In addition to the Indian metal 3D printers, Intech Additive also offers its Build Processing software AMBuilder and parameter optimization software AMOptoMet – both developed in-house.
Intech Additive is the first Indian OEM to successfully develop, manufacture, and sell its Made in India Metal 3D printers based on laser powder bed fusion technology (LPBF) for industrial manufacturing. These integrated systems have gained ready acceptance in the industry against stiff competition from global majors.
iFusion Series of Indian Metal 3D Printers
The iFusion series of Metal 3D Printers include the iFusion SF1 and the iFusion LF. Both the 3D printers are designed and built at Intech Additive Solutions’ facility in Bangalore.
The iFusion SF1 is a smaller format machine dedicated to R&D Laboratories, Universities, Institutions and academies. The iFusion LF Multi is a Large format Multi laser machine with extensive features designed for the Industrial use of Metal additive Manufacturing. iFusion SF1 metal AM system has a build volume of 150 mm diameter and 180 mm height.
The ‘iFusion LF series’ has a range that starts with a single 500W laser printer and is upgradeable to a quad laser configuration with 700W and 1000W lasers if required. The LF series of machines require the lowest initial investment to procure and install, compared to other similar-sized metal 3D printers, along with locally available spares and support. The iFusion LF metal AM system a build volume of 450x450x450mm.
US$ 2 Million Metal AM Systems Order
Intech’s multiple orders worth US$ 2 million includes the sale of a combined total of six Metal AM Systems, iFusion SF1, and iFusion LF1, configured with Pre-build software AMBuilder to five organisations, as below:
- Indo-MIM – A leading global supplier of Metal Injection Moulding components catering to Aerospace, Medical, and Oil & Gas industries.
- Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) – A private university established by Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) as a Private University through the State Act. The printers will be used for applications in Energy and Energy infrastructure.
- Poeir Jets – An Indian OEM that provides propulsion solutions for UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Solutions) like Heavy-lift Drones
- Two other industry leading organizations from India whose names will be announced soon
According to Sridhar Balaram, CEO of Intech, “We have focused on a steady and sustainable growth path despite the challenges of COVID and enforced lockdowns. It is exciting to see that our home grown iFusion series Metal AM systems, AM software suite AMBuilder and AMOptoMet has been well accepted and garnering increasing acclaim day by day as a better alternative to extremely expensive imported AM systems. Our target industry segments are growing, and our investment strategy has kept up with the increased demand with the support of our strong team of experts in-house. We are also diversifying our team by adding innovative young professionals.”
Pradeep Nair, Vice President -Hardware Sales, Intech explained, “The positive results of Q4′ 20-21 has prompted us to accelerate our investment plans in hardware, software, and consultancy. Our sales pipeline is highly promising. The market is prompting us to take a positive stand despite the looming COVID situation, which also gives us immense confidence to invest further. We are confident and determined to establish Intech as a global OEM. Our primary task is to create an innovative ecosystem to produce Metal AM products and services and embed them into mainstream manufacturing”
Sridhar Balaram. “Intech aspires to stay true to the principles of ‘Make in India’ and the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan,’ advocating self-reliance through India’s additive manufacturing industry’s technological transformation. It also aims to be a global solution provider for Metal AM Systems (iFusion series) and AM Software (AMBuilder & AMOptoMet), contributing to the growth of a sustainable ecosystem for AM systems in India to compete globally and ensure AM manufactured end-user functional components for domestic and export markets.”
Intech is amongst a few manufacturers globally to integrate its metal printers with its build processing software – AMBuilder and an additional software tool AMOptoMet for parameter optimization addressing the needs of industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, General Engineering, Tool & Die and Medical Market segments in India and abroad. Combining the two software packages with Intech’s printers provides users with an end-to-end metal AM solution along with local after-sales services.
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