On June 8, 2023, the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) inaugurated its new state-of-the-art facility at Osmania University’s Technology Development Centre in Hyderabad.
Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce and ITE&C, Government of Telangana, and other senior government officials and industry doyens attended the inauguration.
National Centre for Additive Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad
By 2025, India hopes to add $1 billion to its GDP through Additive Manufacturing. There is enormous potential for further growth in various sectors such as electronics and healthcare, among others, to help India become AtmaNirbhar. According to Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI, this can be accomplished through concerted and collaborative efforts by industry, academia, and government.
Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce and ITE&C, Government of Telangana commented, “This Centre is a significant milestone for Telangana and India, as it is a first of its kind National Centre for cutting-edge technologies dedicated to additive manufacturing, that will meet the evolving needs of various industries, spur innovative Startups and transform manufacturing in India.”
“Additive manufacturing has already shown immense potential in transforming traditional manufacturing processes. The NCAM aims to serve as a hub for additive manufacturing by bringing together leading experts, industry partners, and researchers from diverse disciplines to drive innovation, propel economic growth, and shape the future of manufacturing.”– Jaspreet Sidhu, CEO of NCAM
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, in collaboration with the Government of Telangana and Industry, established the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM). The NCAM is the apex body for developing a comprehensive additive manufacturing ecosystem in the country by facilitating industry adoption of additive manufacturing, focusing on indigenization, providing access to cutting-edge infrastructure, enabling research and development, and promoting skill development activities to generate quality manpower.
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