Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad to Offer 3D Technology Course –

There is no doubt that 3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing and will continue to do so around the world, and at a rate that will only grow exponentially as innovation feeds. The huge impact of 3D printing is certainly more than apparent in the United States, which claims nearly 40% of the industry’s global market share. No other country in the world comes close to this percentage, but other countries are advancing their use of 3D printing technology.

Japan, Germany, China, UK, Italy, France and South Korea are all eager to assert themselves as capitals, as major players in the developing industry of additive manufacturing which has the potential to significantly affect economies. Now India is joining this march towards a future where the use of 3D technology is widespread, diverse and, well, a given.

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), located in the state capital of Telangana, South India (and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh), will be the first academic institution in India to offer a course on 3D printing or digital manufacturing technology. , says its director, UB Desai.logo

The announcement was made on March 2 during a two-day international symposium on 3D printing hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and co-hosted by IIT Hyderabad, Australia’s Deakin University in Melbourne and Keio University in Minato, Japan. One of the main goals of the conference was to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration in the development of additive manufacturing or 3D design and printing technology.

With this announcement, representatives of IIT Hyderabad recognized the possibility of various applications of 3D printing in all sectors, from food and health to industrial production. They noted that because this technology will most certainly be the rule rather than the exception in the coming years, it will be essential to teach students in India and in the home countries of the two collaborating institutions, Japan and Australia, how digital design and manufacturing are accomplished.

Guy Littlefair left Dean of Engineering Deakin University UB Desai Director IITH and Murai Dean Faculty of Environment and Information Studies Keio University

Guy Littlefair (left), dean of engineering at Deakin University; UB Desai, Director IITH; and Jun Murai, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental and Information Studies of Keio University during the two-day symposium. (Photo: The Hindu Business Line)

Dean of Environmental and Information Studies at Keio University, Jun Murai, said in a statement, “The use of digital manufacturing has become widespread in large manufacturing facilities over the past two decades, and interdisciplinary collaboration between academia and industry serves to make technology cheap and user-friendly.

Conference attendees understand how quickly 3D design and printing is changing the face of production, from home printing of objects to large-scale, high-volume manufacturing, and want their students to leave their universities. equipped to compete with an increasingly digitally trained and skilled workforce.

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