Open house on 3D printing at Adroitec Information Systems

Pros and cons of 3D printing in India

Saksham Rastogi, senior applications manager at Adroitec. Photo IPP

Adroitec Information Systems, a provider of additive manufacturing (3D printed) products and solutions, hosted an open house at its facility in Noida from 11-12 September 2023. Focused on 3D printing-based services, the company is set to explore all industrial manufacturing avenues of the segment. The open house was aimed at explaining the advantages of 3D printing in various industry verticals.

A global consultancy and services company with development centers in India, Adroitec is owned by a US-based subsidiary of HOPE Consulting and aims to stay at the forefront of technology. Saksham Rastogi, senior applications manager at Adroitec, believes Adroitec is suited to be the right outsourcing partner. “At Adroitec, we aim to be all-encompassing for several industries. With 3D printing, the only limitation is the idea of how the technology can be implemented,” he said.

3D printing at the Adroitec facility. Photo IPP

Adroitec’s differentiating factor is an overlay of solutions with customization, integration, deployment, and optimization. Adroitec has developed as a total application solution provider based on its experience and customization capabilities. “We integrate our experience and knowledge with leading-edge technologies to develop and deliver need-based solutions on both intra and Internet deployment. We have the support of our partner Stratasys, an American-Israeli manufacturer of 3D printers, software, and materials for polymer additive manufacturing as well as 3D-printed parts on demand,” Rastogi said.

Rastogi says the adoption in India is rather slow but only a matter of time. “3D printing technology will be part of a greater curriculum in the Indian manufacturing industries. The adoption is slow for now, but with the depletion of virgin resources, the necessity of alternative resources is getting clearer. The Indian printing and packaging industries are now considering 3D printing as a viable solution, especially in the signage and luxury packaging departments.”

Adroitec has been a supplier of medical equipment such as prosthetics, educational models of brain, heart, etc., drones, and surgical instruments to the pharma industries.

Prosthetics and medical training equipments. Photo IPP

But with all the possibilities that additive manufacturing presents, production speed and energy consumption become its Achilles’ heel. “Integrating the technology is possible and easy. However, 3D printing is not as quick as printing something on a sheet of paper. Printing an object takes time and energy and that is what we along with our partners at Stratasys are trying to improve. With efficiency in energy and acceleration of printing speed, this technology will become one of the most usable and sustainable technologies that the Indian manufacturers are striving for.”

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

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