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Primaeam inaugurates its Additive Manufacturing Centre in Chennai

Partnerships with Materialise and SLM Solutions make the $2.5M center the first of its kind in the area for aerospace and medical parts

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Primaeam Solutions Pvt. Ltd (PRIMAEAM), an Indian additive parts manufacturing company, inaugurated its new Additive Manufacturing Customer Experience Centre, Innovation & Incubation Centre for Healthcare in Chennai. Mr. S. Pankaj Kumar Bansal, IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, TIDCO, inaugurated the center 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. center, which came at an investment of Rs 20 Cr (about 2.5 million USD), will allow the company to develop its position as a technology leader in additive manufacturing service bureau with technologies such as Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), and Continuous Filament Fabrication with Fiber reinforcement (CFF). PRIMAEAM’s Innovation & Incubation Centre will provide access to the software and further give a physical shape to the design through the company’s in-house world-class Additive Manufacturing facility.

During the inauguration of the Chennai AM center, Mr. S. Pankaj Kumar Bansal, IAS, Chairman & Managing Director, TIDCO, said, “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 defense technology to the world market leaders”.

Primaeam inaugurates Additive Manufacturing Centre in Chennai, partnering with Materialise and SLM Solutions for aerospace and medical parts
Mr. Franklin Dathy, Business Head, Primaeam, showing the EBM machine.

The partnership with Belgium-based company Materialise, for the incubation center, is the first of its kind in India. The partnership will benefit the Healthcare segment and provide access to a state-of-the-art Materialise Mimics Innovation suite helping the start-ups, medical device companies, hospitals, and academics.

Commenting on this partnership, Mr. 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 center 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.”

Mrs. Ayushi Bhan, Account Manager, Materialise Medical India, said during the signing of the agreement, “The partnership with PRIMAEAM in its establishment of the first incubation center 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 the personalized solution in the medical industry, and with each new partnership, we are bringing greater patient-specific care to more hospitals for a better, healthier world.”

The partnership with SLM Solutions, Germany, will be a turnaround in the Indian Engineering and Aerospace Industries. The initiative aims to promote applied research collaboration activities in the areas of indigenous metal powder development and necessary parameter requirements.

Mr. Srinivas Shastry, Managing Director, SLM Solutions India, pleased with the partnership said, “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 metal 3D 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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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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