Additive Manufacturing Hub Inaugurated in Goa

Today (Goa’s 61st Liberation Day)¬† Dr. Pramod Sawant, the honourable Chief Minister of Goa, in the presence of the honourable IT Minister, Rohan Khaunte and other dignitaries, inaugurated the Additive Manufacturing Hub in the IT Department in Altinho, Panaji. 3D Systems¬†along with our channel partner Shree Rapid Technologies has been involved in this initiative and we plan to offer our support to make it a success in the coming weeks and months.

Currently, the Additive Manufacturing Hub has a Figure 4 Standalone 3D printer and can offer companies and start-ups in Goa prototyping and small to medium batch production services. Companies can greatly reduce the time they take to get products to market, reduce inventory, make quick design changes and completely eliminate the need for expensive tooling using end-use production parts printed by the Figure 4 Standalone.

Honourable Chief Minister inaugurating the Additive Manufacturing Hub
I explained the 3D printing workflow of the Figure 4 Standalone by walking through a short video
The Honourable Chief Minister started a print job on the Figure 4 Standalone 3D printer
I explained the difference in part quality and surface finish between Figure 4 and other low-cost FDM 3D printers using the example of an intricate Make in India lion 3D model printed using both technologies.
The Honourable Chief Minister was presented with a personalized 3D printed Make in India Lion
The Honourable IT Minister was presented with a personalized 3D printed Make in India Lion
I explained a few healthcare applications of 3D printing using 3D printed anatomical models.
The Honourable Chief Minster took great interest in the healthcare applications of 3D printing