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Wipro 3D and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Collaborate to Build India’s First Industrial Grade Metal 3D Printer

India’s first metal 3D printer

The first of its kind collaboration focuses on development of Indian Additive Technology.

India’s first metal 3D printer
Above: Inauguration of the Centre of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing for High Performance Metallic Alloys by Dr. A. R. Sihag – Secretary Department of Heavy Industries/Image Credit: Wipro 3D

In a first for India, Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing (AM) business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) and the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) have developed an indigenous industry grade Metal Additive Manufacturing machine, the WINBEAM E380I.

India’s first metal 3D printing machine, works on Selective Electron Beam Melting technology and offers higher build rate, better thermal management, higher part density as well as superior mechanical properties.

Commenting on this breakthrough in Indian Advanced Manufacturing space, Mr. Ajay Parikh, Vice President and Business Head, Wipro 3D, said, “It has been a privilege to collaborate with India’s premier institute, IISC. The country’s first Electron Beam melting powder bed fusion 3D printer, symbolizes Wipro3D’s constant effort to indigenise, expand and industrialize Additive Technology and speaks volumes about our India’s engineering and scientific capability”

The machine benchmarking is underway and likely to be completed in the near future.

Prof Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc said, “IISc is a premier science research institute in India. We are always at the forefront of partnering with best in class companies in the country to explore possibilities of leading edge research and development of products and technologies. The Government of India, Department of Heavy Industuries has been instrumental in enabling such an important program. We are happy to see our collaboration with Wipro 3D has culminated in this product development.”

Dr A R Sihag, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), was pleased with the successful collaboration between the Government of India, Industry and Academia. He added that we were always convinced about IISc capabilities. We are impressed with the speed that IISc has achieved working with Wipro3D, to execute the project, for such a cutting edge technology development program. We commend Wipro3D and IISc for participating actively in nation building exercise. We expect IISc and Wipro3D to keep maturing the platform as we go forward so that it can compete globally”.


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