Karnataka to be national capital for additive manufacturing: Dr. Ashwathnarayan

Bangalore: Bharat Fritz Werner Group (BFW) announces the launch of India’s first commercially available Laser-Directed-Energy-Deposition (L-DED) machines with Hybrid and Robotic configurations –PHOTON 1000H and the PHOTON 1000R – powered by the MELTIO.

Dr Ashwathnarayan C. N, Minister for Higher Education, IT &BT , Skill Development , Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Government of Karnataka, launched THE PHOTON 1000H and the PHOTON 1000R in the presence of Mr. Ravi Raghavan, MD BFW.

 

During his address, Dr. Ashwathnarayan C N, Minister of Higher Education, IT, BT, Science and Technology and Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, said that the Karnataka Government is aiming to make the state – the national capital for additive manufacturing, which is a $ 35 billion market globally and Karnataka is targeting to be at least $1 billion market. He congratulated BFW and promised all support from the government for the future endeavors of the company.

 

Minister assured that the government is ready to collaborate with BFW for establishing a center of excellence in additive technology, Robotics and IoT. He said that the State government is committed to working closely with the government and promised all support for research and development of modern technologies.

 

Stating that skill development is the government’s topmost priority he said that the state will have a huge manpower bank and will be the supplier of skilled manpower to the world. The government is aiming to make the future generation job-ready, productive, and familiar with the best practices in the industry. He said that the industry can look up to the institutions in Karnataka for all their skilled manpower requirements. The engineering curriculum of Karnataka is upgraded and is on par with IITs and all undergraduate courses are aligned with the national skill development program embedding technology in their curriculum.

 

“BFW and m2nxt have introduced market disruptive high technology products for the last six decades. Photon 1000 machine series is one more such product line which will not only bring technology differentiators but would be the First IoT enabled Smart AM machine. The fact that this world leading metal AM machine is being manufactured entirely in India is a testament to the Indian Government’s “Make in India” initiative and will address very commercially attractive applications in the Defence/ Space/ Aerospace/ Heavy Industries/ Energy/ Academia and advanced R&D sectors.” said Ravi Raghavan, MD BFW.

 

“BFW and m2nxt have introduced market disruptive high technology products for the last six decades. Photon 1000 machine series is one more such product line which will not only bring technology differentiators but would be the First IoT enabled Smart AM machine” Mr. Ravi Raghavan, added.

 

The PHOTON 1000 series are available immediately, and boast, among many other advantages:

 

ü Photon 1000H: Fully integrated L-DED head from MELTIO into any BFW CNC machine platform

ü Photon 1000R: Fully integrated L-DED head from MELTIO onto any industrial grade robotic system.

ü Industry first co-axial feed dual-deposition head from MELTIO – for Powder & Wire deposition

ü Dual wire and hot wire deposition are available optionally

ü 3-axis, 5-axis and 7-axis deposition configurations are available

ü Standard offering is with “open atmosphere” and inert gas shielding

ü Inert atmosphere chambers as well as customized chambers are available optionally

 

Printing small, medium, and large parts in the Photon 1000 machines will be significantly more economical than other similar L-DED machines currently offered by overseas manufacturers. Such compelling economic business cases bring game changing opportunities, competitive advantages, and technical capability to potential users for freeform fabrication, hybrid manufacturing and repair applications for the aerospace, defence, oil and gas, power, mining, and heavy industries. BFW has already installed Photon 1000H and Photon 1000R machines in its Dr Abdul Kalam Centre of Excellence in Bangalore for contract manufacturing, R&D, alloy development, as well as to market & support the machines in India and globally.

 

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