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Primaeam inaugurates 10000 sq.ft. first-of-its-kind AM Centre in Chennai

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Above: Mr. Franklin Dathy, Business Head at Primaeam explaining about the EBM machine/Image Source: The Print

Primaeam Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an additive parts manufacturing company based in Tamil Nadu inaugurated a 10,000 sq. ft. new Additive Manufacturing Customer Experience Centre, Innovation & Incubation Centre for Healthcare in the capital city Chennai, The Print reported.

The new centre was inaugurated by Pankaj Kumar Bansal – IAS, Chairman & Managing Director of TIDCOS in the presence of Dr S. Christopher, Former Chairman – DRDO, Dr N. Vivek, MDS, Dean- SRM Dental College and Dr Rita Christopher, Dean – NIMHANS.

The 10,000 sq. ft. centre, which was built at a cost of 20 Crore INR, will allow the company to develop its position as a technology leader in additive manufacturing service bureau with technologies such as Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLM), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), and Continuous Filament Fabrication with Fiber reinforcement (CFF). Primaeam’s Innovation & Incubation Centre will provide access to the software and further give a physical shape to the design through the company’s in-house world-class Additive Manufacturing facility.

At the time of the inauguration, S. Pankaj Kumar Bansal, IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, TIDCO, said, “We are proud of Primaeam for launching the Additive Manufacturing Centre and for partnering with SLM and Materialise. Companies like Primaeam can demonstrate the capacity of Tamil Nadu in the field of precision making, aerospace and defence technology to the world market leaders.”

The partnership with Belgium based company Materialise, for Incubation centre is the first of its kind in India. The partnership will benefit the Healthcare segment and provide access to a state-of-the-art Materialise Mimics Innovation suite helping the start-ups, medical device companies, hospitals, and academics.

Commenting on this partnership, Karthik Rajendiran, Managing Director, Primaeam Solutions Pvt. Ltd. said, “Additive manufacturing is already an integral part of worldwide production system today and digitalisation strategy. The opening of our new centre in Chennai will further shorten the development time for the Indian Industries. It will also help improve patient care by giving shape to innovative ideas, wide-ranging design concepts and products from these new designs.”

Ayushi Bhan, Account Manager, Materialise Medical India said, “The partnership with Primaeam in its establishment of the first incubation centre for medical 3D printing, fully powered by Materialise medical software in India, is an important step in our efforts to expand the access of 3D printing technology to local start-up, medical device companies, hospital and academic Institutions. Our software is essential in enabling the personalized solution in the medical industry, and with each new partnership, we are bringing greater patient-specific care to more hospitals for a better, healthier world.”

The partnership with SLM Solutions, Germany has been considered as a turnaround in the Indian Engineering and Aerospace Industries as it aims to promote applied research collaboration activities in the areas of indigenous metal powder development and necessary parameter requirements.

Srinivas Shastry, Managing Director, SLM Solutions India, pleased on the partnership said, “At SLM Solutions, we are excited to have Primaeam as our customer with our trailblazing SLM 280 twin 700w machine which would empower Primaeam in industrializing and growing their 3D Metal printing offerings to both Indian and Global markets. We are proud to have Primaeam using our reliable SLM technology to support and to realise AM business cases of their customers, from prototype up to serial production. Providing consulting services throughout the customer’s AM journey with emphasis on DFAM, new powder and parameter development to suit the customer-specific requirements.”


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