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Watch Recording - Additive Manufacturing and Tooling

The 5th edition of ‘Tool Talk’ organised by TAGMA, powered by TAGMA TIMES was held on 27th August 2021. The Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Dheepa Srinivasan Chief Engineer -Pratt and Whitney, R&D Center, Bangalore 


Link to the discussion video is

Below are some of the highlights of the discussion

  • Additive manufacturing is a game-changer in the manufacturing industry, and it has come out of the prototype zone to become mainstream manufacturing technology.
  • There is tremendous development happening in the field of 3D printing, but the technology is still expensive to adopt.
  • The new-age 3D printing machines can process many materials and print large parts as well.
  • Digital manufacturing and industry 4.0 will play a key role in transforming the global manufacturing industry and additive manufacturing will play a key role in this transformation
  • Indian 3D printing industry is shaping up well with many service bureaus adopting high-end metal 3D printers and some companies are launching good quality make in India 3D printing machines.
  • 3D printing is an excellent technology for the Tooling industry that will help the industry achieve speed and quality.
  • Additive manufacturing will not replace mass production processes any time soon. However, as a supporting technology, it can improve mould-making processes drastically, upgrading manufacturing efficiency.
  • Additive manufacturing simplifies the mold making process by making mold inserts, mold components, and ancillary equipment.
  • Skill development is not a big challenge in the 3D Printing industry as within 2-3 months one can operate the machine effectively
  • The future of 3D Printing technology is very bright. I would urge all the toolmakers to gradually adopt 3D Printing technology.