Indian 3D printing industry, as per industry reports, is poised to grow rapidly in the coming years. The current industry share is dominated by service providers who are dealing with various 3D printing technologies. These service providers are not only using 3D printing but also combining it with other technologies like vacuum casting, CNC milling, and others to provide an overall solution to users. One such 3D printing service provider from the country is Marcopolo.
Marcopolo – Two Decades of Experience in 3D Printing Industry in India
Marcopolo, founded in 1999, had modest beginnings by providing only rapid prototyping solutions for new product developments. But as the years went by the company incorporated FDM, SLA, & SLS 3D printing technologies including other forms of rapid manufacturing methods like CNC Milling, Vacuum Casting and even Injection Moulding.
Its founder and Managing Director, Aditya Kumar, has been in the industry since its very beginning and since then he has seen the ups and downs of the industry. He brings along a vast experience to the business and this is one of the major drivers of the company’s growth.
Marcopolo has manufacturing facilities strategically located across India in Pune, Noida, Coimbatore, and Kolkata. Over the years, Marcopolo has substantially increased its capabilities and till date, they have created more than 20,000 prototypes and 1000 injection moulds.
The prototyping facility of Marcopolo boasts of dedicated engineers and designers ready to help customers in each stage of new product development thereby reducing manufacturing lead times with greater cost efﬁciency.
The facility is capable of producing fully-functional prototypes for various applications like general engineering prototypes, architecture, non –invasive prototypes for the healthcare sector, education and academics, etc.
Speaking about the core business, Aditya Kumar, Managing Director of Marcopolo, said, “Our main business supports the R&D activities for automotive applications for manufacturing of interior and exterior plastic components for vehicle testing and design validation using various methods of 3D printing and secondary processes such as Vacuum Casting and Soft Tooling.”
The facility consists of various 3D printing technologies like Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM, Stereolithography (SLA) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printers. All these printers serve different applications and by leveraging their expertise the team at Marcopolo carefully manufacturers the right product with the right technology and offers the optimum solution to the customer.
Prototyping requirements are also catered through other technologies like Vacuum casting and CNC milling processes.
Marcopolo’s extensive experience in PU casting has produced soft feel elastomeric components, high-temperature applications, and fully functional models all the way to full-size bumpers, dashboards, and large-sized appliance components.
The company also has an in-house tool room and moulding facility which further enhances its capabilities to serve the customer with the best possible solution.
Low Volume Production
While 3D printing is a great tool for part production it is still not completely viable for low volume production. Most of the companies use varying technologies for their low volume production needs. Marcopolo, with its distinctive capabilities, can easily leverage their available setup to carry out low volume production at reasonable rates and in smaller lead times.
Marcopolo has a range of manufacturing process to meet your needs. The diversity of the team is its strength with backgrounds in Pattern Making, Design Engineering, Industrial Design, Prototyping and Traditional Model Making ensuring the utilization of the most appropriate process for the requirement.
With its set of loyal customers like Mahindra & Mahindra, Volvo, Tata Motors, IFB, Siemens, Godrej, etc., it hopes to continue its growth trajectory and help build the Indian 3D printing community as well.
About Marcopolo: Marcopolo, founded in 1999, is a 3D printing service provider that brings two decades worth of experience to the 3D printing industry in India. It offers rapid prototyping solutions by using a multitude of manufacturing technologies like FDM, SLA, & SLS 3D printing technologies including CNC Milling, Vacuum Casting and even Injection Moulding.
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