Intech Additive Solutions Pvt Ltd (Intech), expanded its portfolio of metal 3D printers with the launch of the ‘iFusion LF series’, its large format range of metal 3D printers with a high build rate for cost effective manufacturing. It has a range that starts with a single 500W laser printer and is upgradeable to a quad laser configuration with 700W and 1000W lasers. The LF series of machines demands the least investment for procurement and installation, compared to other similar-sized metal 3D printers, along with locally available spares and support. These large format 3D printers incorporated with the company’s software suite for metal additive manufacturing with a build volume of 450x450x450 mm, strive to provide robustness and productivity at a competitive MHR and lowest cost per part (CPP).
The company has already signed a definitive agreement with Bengaluru-based Poeir Jets, India’s first manufacturer of micro-Jet engines for UAS (unmanned Aerial Solutions) and heavy lift drones, for supply of its LF series. With the success of the 3D printed parts from the company, Poeir Jets have begun printing larger parts for its engine and hybrid drones with an ‘iFusion LF series’ system for their production needs.
“Indian companies have a huge interest in 3D Printers that build parts larger than 400mm. All these machines must be imported and are prohibitively expensive. There are other issues like long lead times for support and spares, making Indian companies ultimately settle for the less expensive mid-sized machines. The ‘iFusion LF Series’ amply fills this void,” elaborated Pradeep Nair, Vice President - Hardware Sales, Intech. “The system supports a wide range of materials like Aluminium, Titanium, Steel, Inconel and Cobalt Chrome addressing the needs of industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, General Engineering, Tool & Die and Medical Market segments in India and abroad.”
In line with the Government's plans to promote various Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector verticals to exploit new and untapped business opportunities, as well as establish the Indian manufacturing sector for Industry 4.0 and evolve an integrated approach towards this emerging technology, Sridhar Balaram, CEO, Intech, asserted, “Intech's range of metal 3D printers is indigenously designed and manufactured for both the Indian and global markets. In this regard it is ‘Made in India, Built for the World’ and captures the essence of the Aatmanirbhar initiative of the Indian Government. We have an excellent team in place and are confident of enhancing and growing the Indian AM ecosystem with our range of metal 3D printers, and end-to-end metal AM solutions.”
On making LF series a viable choice in fulfilling requirements and leveraging its advantages, KS Swami, Director, Poeir Jets, explained, “The 3D printed parts from the iFusion series performed exceptionally well during the testing phases and proved to be of production quality. Intech's 3D printers helped us achieve the required scale for commercializing manufacturing and ensuring lower cost per part.”
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