The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing India (NCAM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with France Additive to collaborate on AM and bring communities on both sides closer together for the betterment of society.
Both NCAM India and France Additive are the premier AM bodies in respective countries that help promote and spread awareness about the AM technology, address industry issues and helps accelerate the adoption of the technology.
“The strategic partnership helps to leverage AM domain expertise available in the countries and grow respective industry mutually.”
– Sh. Jaspreet Sidhu, CEO, NCAM India
NCAM and France Additive to Accelerate AM Adoption
NCAM is established by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India in partnership with the Government of Telangana. NCAM is established as an independent agency to build a comprehensive ecosystem of Additive Manufacturing in the country by enabling the adoption in the industry, prototyping new products and focusing on indigenization, access to state of art infrastructure, enabling research and development of standards and new product development, and promoting skill development activities to generate quality manpower.
France Additive is the French reference association in the 3D printing or additive manufacturing sector. The association is open and neutral. Multisectoral, it brings together research centres, the academic world, industrialists and entrepreneurs in the sector as well as end users. The association’s approach is deliberately 360°, covering applications, technologies, materials, professions, the training sector, digital, supply chain, economic development and financing of the 3D printing sector.
The collaboration will focus on holding joint conferences, workshops, research and development programmes, technology events, business exchange, and technology transfer. It will also accelerate AM adoption and industry readiness in areas of mutual interest and strength, such as aviation, space, automotive, railways, and healthcare.
“We envisage it to be a good potential opportunity for AM companies to grow their contact base & revenue streams between the nations.”
– Mr. Christophe Eschenbrenner, President, France Additive
Collaborations between research institutions, SMEs, OEMs, and technology centres may result from the partnership.
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