Stratasys upbeat about ‘Make in India’, bets with a 3D Printing centre

|April 24, 2015 0
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Additive manufacturing is a catalyst to bolster up local businesses’ global competitiveness, feels the company

INDIA: Stratasys India, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., a player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, announced the inauguration of its first 3D Printing Experience Center in Bangalore, India. This one, it says would be strengthening local footprints and providing wider access of the technologies and applications to the market; aimed at addressing the growing demand the company observes in India.

The establishment signifies Stratasys’ commitment to the region. Fully-facilitated with Stratasys full product range, the Center offers local businesses an opportunity to gain better insights into the value of 3D printing solutions; the announcement added.

“We believe 3D printing is an exciting prospect in India. From producing plastic prototypes to 3D printing fully-functional end parts, India is undergoing transformation in manufacturing. With the government’s thrust on the ‘Make in India’ campaign and a GDP growth rate of eight per cent in India by 2017 as per the World Bank report, additive manufacturing is a catalyst to bolster up local businesses’ global competitiveness. Leveraging our expertise and know-how, the 3D Printing Experience Centre strengthens Stratasys presence in India, providing innovative 3D printing solutions and applications specially engineered for the manufacturing industry,” said Rajiv Bajaj, General Manager, Stratasys India.

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The 3D Printing Experience Centre features Stratasys’ 3D printing technologies – PolyJet and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), and enabling designers and engineers to create models and prototypes for new product design and testing and to build finished goods; says the company. The Centre also exhibits Stratasys’ comprehensive range of 3D printing materials – PolyJet photopolymers and FDM thermoplastics.

“The 3D Printing Experience Centre exemplifies our commitment to the fast-growing Indian market,” Omer Krieger, General Manager, Stratasys Asia Pacific & Japan, commented. “Establishing the Center locally does not only demystify 3D printing technologies for the market, but also makes advanced applications accessible to potential users.”

Stratasys has 10 offices in the Asia Pacific region with Hong Kong as the Asia-Pacific & Japan headquarter. Stratasys India continues to focus on industries including automotive, defense, education, aerospace, medical, dental, industrial machinery, R&D and manufacturing.

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