Wipro launches experience center for metal in Bengaluru

ANI | Updated: Mar 14, 2018 12:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 14 (ANI): Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing (AM) business unit of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering launches a-first-of-its kind, state-of-the-art solution and experience center for metal 3D printing in Bengaluru.

Inaugurated by Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, the centre is 12000 square feet solution, boasting all capabilities including leading edge build technology, post-processing, research, characterization and validation facilities. It is India's foremost fully integrated Metal Additive Manufacturing facility, recommended with AS9100 Rev D certification.

With a range of end-use applications successfully delivered in four years, WIPRO3D today offers standard and customized Additive Manufacturing solutions, products and services, to industries including Aerospace, Space, Industrial, Automotive, Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Heavy Engineering.

"Based on the confidence developed from our India operations, we are planning to take Wipro3D global," said Pratik Kumar, CEO, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering.

He stressed that Wipro3D will continue to shape the AM market in India and aims to be a leader in the metal AM solutions and services space globally.

With a strong ecosystem of partners including EOS, a global leader in 3D printing technology, Wipro3D has become a solution provider of choice to industry leading organizations.

"India's first functional metal AM component in space was built by Wipro3D. We have built competencies and offerings across Additive Consulting, Engineering, Manufacturing, Research & Development as well as turnkey solutions to deliver impactful business outcomes for our customers. We see 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing as a critical component in the digital manufacturing and future proofing strategy of any enterprise," said business head, Wipro3D, Ajay Parikh.

Several research studies and experts have rated 3D or additive manufacturing as one of the economically disruptive technologies. Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) has seen a steady rise in adoption across various domains and industry verticals during the last decade. Initially regarded as a pure prototyping tool, AM technology has evolved considerably and is now being used for series production. To reduce time to market, improve product performance and reduce product lifecycle cost, more and more companies are relying on AM as a strategy. (ANI)