Wipro3D, India’s largest metal 3D printing service provider, announced that it has bagged the Frost & Sullivan Automotive Additive Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Leadership Award 2019 for offering metal additive re-engineering, tooling and design validation solutions.
Continuing with its aspirations of being a leader in providing end-to-end metal additive manufacturing (AM) services & solutions, Azim Premji, Founder Chairman of Wipro, spoke at the IISc Convocation 2019 and stated, “We (together with IISc) are building India’s first indigenous metal 3D printing (additive manufacturing) machine”.
For years now, Wipro3D is known to deliver topology and weight optimised components with improved performance, better fit-on assembly prototypes, and agile supply chain solutions to the automotive sector. For example, recently, Wipro3D collaborated with Altair to build its largest metal additively manufactured part – a Steering Bracket.
The steering bracket was used in heavy commercial transport vehicles, for one of its automotive customer. Wipro3D ensured that the part was optimised and was in tune with Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) principles to ensure accurate manufacturability. The large steering bracket has dimensions of 390 x 225 x 180 mm. Fabricated on an EOS M400 system, a weight reduction of approximately 15% was achieved.
The part showcases the additive manufacturing capabilities of Wipro3D and the value it adds to the overall supply chain. The part was completely designed, engineered, printed and post-processed by Wipro3D.
In May 2018, Wipro3D partnered with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Bombay racing team to 3D print parts for Formula Student electric race.
Wipro3D is also known for offering high quality metal parts for the aerospace sector and has been playing a crucial role in increasing the use of additive manufacturing in the aerospace sector. The company recently signed a MoU with the National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) to work together and drive the use of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) in aerospace industry and to develop related industry standards.