Primaeam Inaugurates Additive Manufacturing Centre in Chennai

Krishnamoorthy, Project Director - TIDCO; Rajendiran, Chairman, Primaeam; Pichandi IAS (Retd); Pankaj Kumar Bansal, CMD - TIDCO, IAS; Karthik Rajendiran, Managing Director, Primaeam; Solutions Pvt Ltd; Dr S Christopher, Former Chairman - DRDO; and Franklin Dathy, Business Head, Primaeam Solutions Pvt Ltd at the inauguration.

Chennai, India – Primaeam Solutions Pvt Ltd, an additive parts manufacturing company, has opened its new Additive Manufacturing Customer Experience Centre, Innovation & Incubation Centre for Healthcare in Chennai. S Pankaj Kumar Bansal, IAS, Chairman and Managing Director, TIDCO, inaugurated the centre in the presence of Dr S Christopher, Former Chairman, DRDO, Dr N Vivek, MDS, Dean-SRM Dental College, and Dr Rita Christopher, Dean-NIMHANS.

The 10,000 sq ft facility, which cost INR 20 crore to build, will allow the company to cement its position as a technology leader in additive manufacturing service bureaus by utilizing technologies such as Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLM), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), and Continuous Filament Fabrication with Fiber reinforcement (CFF). The software will be made available through Primaeam’s Innovation & Incubation Centre and will further give physical shape to the design through the company’s in-house world-class Additive Manufacturing facility.

The partnership with the Belgian company Materialise, for the Incubation Centre is the first of its kind in India. The joint effort will benefit the Healthcare segment by providing access to a cutting-edge Materialise Mimics Innovation suite, which will assist start-ups, medical device companies, hospitals, and academics. The collaboration with SLM Solutions, Germany, will mark a watershed moment in the Indian Engineering and Aerospace industries. The initiative’s goal is to promote applied research collaboration activities in the areas of indigenous metal powder development and required parameter requirements.

During the inauguration, S Pankaj Kumar Bansal, IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, TIDCO, commented, “We are proud of Primaeam for launching the Additive Manufacturing Centre and for partnering with SLM and Materialise. Companies like Primaeam can demonstrate the capacity of Tamil Nadu in the field of precision making, aerospace and defence technology to the world market leaders.”

On the partnership, Karthik Rajendiran, Managing Director, Primaeam Solutions Pvt Ltd, said, “Additive manufacturing is already an integral part of worldwide production system today and digitalization strategy. The opening of our new centre in Chennai will further shorten the development time for the Indian Industries. It will also help improve patient care by giving shape to innovative ideas, wide-ranging design concepts, and products from these new designs.”

During the signing of the agreement, Ayushi Bhan, Account Manager, Materialise Medical India, added, “The partnership with Primaeam in its establishment of the first incubation centre for medical 3D printing, fully powered by Materialise medical software in India, is an important step in our efforts to expand the access of 3D printing technology to local start-up, medical device companies, hospital, and academic Institutions. Our software is essential in enabling personalized solutions in the medical industry, and with each new partnership, we are bringing greater patient-specific care to more hospitals for a better, healthier world.”

Against this backdrop, Srinivas Shastry, Managing Director, SLM Solutions India, asserted, “At SLM Solutions, we are excited to have Primaeam as our customer with our trailblazing SLM 280 twin 700w machine, which would empower Primaeam in industrializing and growing their 3D Metal printing offerings to both Indian and Global markets. We are proud to have Primaeam using our reliable SLM technology to support and to realize AM business cases of their customers, from prototype up to serial production. Providing consulting services throughout the customer's AM journey with emphasis on DFAM, new powder, and parameter development to suit the customer-specific requirements.”

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