New Delhi, NFAPost: Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw and MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar released the “National Strategy on Additive Manufacturing”, to cater to next-generation digital manufacturing and mitigate immediate disabilities of local industries.
It will aim to create a conducive ecosystem for design, development, and deployment, and to overcome technical and economic barriers for Global AM leaders to set up their operations with supporting ancillaries in India, facilitating the development of the domestic market and enhancement of global market share.
The key goals of the government include positioning India as a global hub for Additive Manufacturing development and deployment, creating and protecting the integrity of India’s AM intellectual properties.
MeitY official said the genesis of the National Strategy in India revealed by the government is to keep pace with rapid global manufacturing prowess.
“For this, India needs to adopt an integrated approach to additive manufacturing in all segments including defence and public sectors, especially within the nation’s small, medium and large-scale industries,” said Meity official.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has immense potential to revolutionise India’s manufacturing and industrial production landscape through digital processes, communication, imaging, architecture and engineering.
Innovation and R&D ecosystem will be encouraged in public-private partnership (PPP) mode to transform existing research knowledgebase to develop Additive Manufacturing grade materials, 3D printer machines and printed indigenous products for the vast domestic and international market in various sectors including electronics, photonics, medical device, agro and food processing etc.