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NCAM inaugurates new facility in Hyderabad, India

The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing state-of-the-art facility is located at the Osmania University's Technology Development Centre

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On 8 June 2023, the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) inaugurated its new, state-of-the-art facility at the Technology Development Centre, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India; Shri Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce and ITE&C, Government of Telangana; and other senior officials from the Government and leading additive manufacturing industry doyens were present at the inauguration.

“India aims to add US $1 Billion to the GDP through additive manufacturing by 2025. There is tremendous scope for further growth in various sectors like electronics and healthcare, among others, to make India AtmaNirbhar [‘self-reliant India’]. This can be made possible through a concerted and collaborative effort by the industry, academia, and government,” said Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary.

The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) inaugurates new facility at Osmania University, in Hyderabad, India.

“This center is a significant milestone for Telangana and India, as it is a first-of-its-kind National Centre for cutting-edge technologies dedicated to additive manufacturing (or 3D printing), that will meet the evolving needs of various industries, spur innovative startups, and transform manufacturing in India,” said Shri Jayesh Ranjan.

“Additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, has already shown immense potential in transforming traditional manufacturing processes. The NCAM aims to serve as a hub for additive manufacturing by bringing together leading experts, industry partners, and researchers from diverse disciplines to drive innovation, propel economic growth, and shape the future of manufacturing,” said Shri Jaspreet Sidhu, CEO of NCAM.

The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing has been established by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, in partnership with the Government of Telangana, and Industry. The NCAM is the apex body to build a comprehensive AM ecosystem in the country by enabling the adoption of the technology – focusing on indigenization, providing access to state-of-the-art infrastructure, enabling research and development, and promoting skill development activities to generate quality manpower.

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