IIT Madras purchases the iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer from Intech Additive Solutions


Above: iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer on the IIT Madras campus with dignitaries including Dr Murugaiyan Amirthalingam, manager – _Joining and Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, Assistant Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras (far left) and Dr Ravi Kumar N. V, Professor and HOD, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras (second from left) / Image source: Intech Additive Solutions

Intech additive solutions, the first Indian OEM to develop and supply metal 3D printers, established itself as the leader over its competitors and successfully sold its powerful high-precision metal 3D printing system Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF), iFusion SF1, at the prestigious IIT Madras. The iFusion SF1 Metal 3D Printer will significantly help IIT Madras to advance its research capabilities and develop new components for various industries.

iFusion SF1 is integrated into Intech Build preparation software – AMBuilder. Intech also provided IIT Madras with its optional Parameter Optimization software – AMOptoMet, which predicts ideal print parameters to achieve higher productivity and better surface finish.

IFusion Series of Metal 3D Printers
Above: iFusion series of metallic 3D printers from Intech Additive Solutions / Image source: Intech Additive Solutions

With construction dimensions of 150mm diameter x 180mm height, the iFusion SF1 Metal 3D Printer is mainly intended for small batch production of small to medium size components and development of new alloy parameters. The economical iFusion SF1 also delivers parts by construction at a high rate and is one of the best entry-level metal 3D printers to facilitate adoption of the additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem.

“We want our students, researchers and faculty to familiarize themselves with the latest cutting-edge technologies by working on industry-focused projects that benefit their careers. In addition, we plan to do a lot of R&D using the AM system. We will work on the development of new materials and the manufacture of new components for various industries in our assembly and additive manufacturing laboratory.

– Dr. Ravi Kumar N. V, Professor & HOD, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras

IFusion SF1 metal 3D printer
Above: The Intech Additive Solutions team installed the iFusion SF1 metal 3D printer on the IIT Madras campus / Image source: Intech Additive Solutions

“We were delighted to learn that an Indian company, Intech Additive Solutions, has successfully developed an ‘iFusion SF1’ AM system with the integrated software ‘AMBuilder’ for construction processing and ‘AMOptoMet’, which we offers the possibility of optimizing the process of construction parameters for new alloys. Traditionally, it took several weeks or months to optimize the parameters of new materials through an iterative physical process. Using AMOptoMet this happens in a matter of minutes. Our collaboration with Intech also aims to develop the Metal AM technology ecosystem in India for self-reliance, ”said Dr Murugaiyan Amirthalingam, Head of Assembly and Additive Manufacturing Lab, Assistant Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering , IIT Madras.

“It is our privilege to partner with IIT-Madras, recognized worldwide as a leading engineering institute. With over 70% of the iFusion components manufactured or sourced locally, securing this IIT-Madras contract against established global players strengthens our confidence that Intech is on track to place the iFusion. India on the AM global metallurgy map with local products and technologies. “

– John Fredrick James, Director of Business Development at Intech Additive Solutions

With this agreement, Intech continues to move forward in its vision to support technological advances in additive manufacturing.


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