Spare parts 3D (SP3D) and the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) signed a collaboration agreement that will lead to both organisations working closely to accelerate additive manufacturing adoption in India. This collaboration will enable companies in India that use 3D printing technologies to digitalise their inventory.
SP3D, the leading French Startup in additive manufacturing software, contributes expertise on part identification, digital inventory, and digital passport creation; NCAM was established by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, and the ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana in collaboration with industry to develop a comprehensive Additive Manufacturing ecosystem in the country and position India as a Global AM Manufacturing Hub.
Accelerate Additive Manufacturing Adoption in India
Today, Indian industries (e.g., mining, energy, agribusiness, petrochemicals, heavy engineering, etc.) face significant challenges when dealing with spare parts supply chains for industrial asset maintenance, such as long lead times, supply chain disruption, part obsolescence, and so on. They must either stock massive quantities of parts or face long lead times to import parts, exposing themselves to high inventory costs or costly equipment downtime while waiting for parts that cannot be sourced locally.
“The digitalisation of inventory can bring about a shift not just in traditional inventory management but also how organizations approach production, maintenance, and supply chain resilience.”– Shri Jaspreet Sidhu, Chief Executive Officer, NCAM
By identifying the right parts for additive manufacturing, those companies can assist in relocating part production in the country, much closer to where the parts are needed, with shorter lead times and a lower carbon footprint.
This cooperation will eventually lead to:
- Reduction in the manufacturing carbon footprint thanks to the increase of localized part production.
- Development and training of the technical and engineering community to develop skills linked to additive manufacturing (identification of suitable case and their qualification for AM).
- Consolidation of additive manufacturing value chain and uplift the Indian AM ecosystem from raw material suppliers to machine manufacturers and service providers.
“With this partnership, industrial asset operators will be able to determine what potential value additive manufacturing can bring to their organisation and supply chain operations. They will also be able to start the journey to additive manufacturing digitalisation, 3D print parts and have those parts validated and qualified.”– Paul de Misouard, Ao-founder and Chief Engineer, Spare Parts 3D
This collaboration will provide a growing number of Indian organisations with access to digitization and additive manufacturing by demonstrating its value creation for each organisation.
About NCAM: The NCAM was established in collaboration with industry by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of India and the ITE&C Department of the Government of Telangana. It is envisioned as a collaborative effort between academia, industry, and government to create and enable a sustainable ecosystem for product innovation in India, with an emphasis on research, design, development, and testing, using the disruptive technology of Additive Manufacturing.
About Spare Parts 3D: Spare Parts 3D is a French company that creates DigiPART, the most efficient, precise, and transparent additive manufacturing software solution for identifying, cataloguing, and 3D printing spare parts. Spare Parts 3D uses additive manufacturing to help its clients digitalize and de-carbonize their spare parts supply chain.
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