3D printing business in India

jimiki.png Want to print a designer ‘Jimiki Kammal’ to your dear one,  rather than buying it from market? I could see men are excited to read further 🙂

Yes. It is possible with the NextGen technology advancement and techniques. 3D printers are a commodity these days and are available as end user products. An upcoming cutting edge technology which sprouted around 1980s is now commercially available since 2010 and their prices have dropped considerably.

Thanks to the fact that they can drastically bring down the capital costs in procuring the products and instead enables people to “print” products ranging from common household items to complex medical support supplies, rather than purchasing them from the market.

Whopper’s Report 2015 states “The worldwide 3D printing industry is expected to grow from $3.07B in revenue in 2013 to $12.8B by 2018, and exceed $21B in worldwide revenue by 2020.” As it evolves, 3D printing technology is destined to transform almost every major industry and change the way we live, work, and play in the future.

The benefits of this technology typically ranges from rapid prototyping to applications in construction, architecture, engineering, medical industries, fashion, jewelry, military, automobiles, aerospace and in a host of other fields including education, cooking where already 3D printed cakes and coffee are available with the consumer base.It enables to create complex functional shapes using less material when compared to  traditional manufacturing methods. 

The day today operations of a business’s success rate also depends on the use of 3D Printers and many CEOs are already seeing 3D printing as a benefit in terms of cost optimization. Most expect a 72% rise in spending for 2018 and 55% expect one in 2017. 

In 2017, major industries which used 3D printing in full strength are, Consumer Goods (17%), Industrial Goods (17%), High Tech (13%), Services (9%) and Healthcare sectors (7%). At this stage, most companies are primarily investing on research and development and prototyping to compete and to be far ahead with their competitors.

What is 3D printing?

3DPrinting.com says ‘3D printing’ or ‘additive manufacturing’ is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.

Is it not amusing to know that a solid object can be created out of a digital file? How is it achieved?

The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes from a digital design. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.

A 3D design is modeled using many software available in the market such as “Blender”. Once the design is done a process called “Slicing” is done, a task to divide the 3D model into hundreds or thousands of horizontal layers using slicing software.

Future of 3D printing in India , as per 3DPrintingIndustry.com , the Indian 3D printing industry currently supports the following business models:

  • Reseller companies in India sell premium brand 3D printers manufactured in Germany or USA.
  • Indian entrepreneurs have set up partnerships with foreign collaborators to share 3D printing technology and manufacture printers in India.
  • Indian hi-tech companies designing and manufacturing indigenous 3D Printers.
  • Apart from selling 3D Printers, many India hi-tech companies are also selling 3D printing services.

Market applications of 3D printing technology spreads among various industries

Building Architecture:  To facilitates quick design approval and faster customer input, 3D printing has transformed the construction industry by enabling the modern architect to visualize and create precise, rapid design models.  The most recommended 3D Printers for architectural work are 3Digi Creator 2X (base price Rs. 125,000.00) and 3Digi CubeX (base price Rs. 3,50,000.00). For miniature layouts and design verifications, both these products make invaluable tools.

Engineering and Electronics:, Altem is leading the digital revolution by empowering the product designers and engineers in India to witness their innovations much faster than before. Altem has collaborated with Stratasys of USA and SLM Solutions of Germany to deliver super-accelerated, CAD designs through the use of 3D printing process.. Due to Altem’s technology, even the manufacturing processes have started becoming agile and more personalized. Now, this technology makes it possible to manufacture production tools on the fly or create a specific number of production parts. Also, an online platform known as printmyCAD.com offers first-hand exploration of the digital product-design process.

Dental technology: EnvisionTEC 3D printers are now being used in India for a wide portfolio of orthodontic applications.  CAD-based dental parts have substantially reduced the material and labor costs of dental restorations while maintaining superior clinical quality. This market report predicts that by 2020, the 3D printing in dental business will grow to about 3.1 billion.

Indian jewelry business: Novabeans with its global partners offers the most advanced 3D printers and 3D printing services in variable price ranges. This technology delivers high-resolution, high-precision jewelry design that can do without manual finishes. Novabeans happens to be the authorized reseller of Ultimaker, 3d Systems, and b9Creator with pricing ranging between Rs 29000 and 90 Lac. The 3d printing services include on-demand jewelry printing and door-step delivery with the push of a button!

Are you ready to print a Jewelry for your dear one? 🙂

Source: 3dprintingindustry.com ; 3DPrinting.com

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