Intech Additive Solutions wins multiple orders for its made in India metal additive manufacturing systems. Team ACI gives you a low-down on the new series.

Bengaluru based Intech Additive Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Intech) has stood out amongst competitors including global majors. The Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) company is claimed to have become the first Indian Original Equipment Manufacturer to indigenously develop, manufacture, and sell its ‘iFusion’ series of Metal AM system. It has led to the company bagging multiple orders in Q4FY2021, amounting to USD two million. According to Sridhar Balaram, CEO, Intech, the integration of build processing software ‘AMBuilder’ and parameter optimisation software ‘AMOptoMet’, both of which are claimed to have been build in-house, as integrated systems, have gained ready acceptance in the industry.

Sridhar Balaram, Chief Executive Officer, Intech

The multiple orders amounting to USD two million includes the sale of a combined total of six metal AM Systems. It includes the ‘iFusion SF1’, and ‘iFusion LF1’, configured with the pre-build software AMBuilder to five organisations. These include Indo-MIM, a global supplier of metal injection molding components catering to aerospace, medical, and the oil and gas industries, Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) across applications in energy and energy infrastructure, and for ‘Poeir Jets’, an Indian OEM for heavy-lift drones. The company is expected to announce two more renowned organisations in India in the near future. Speaking on the order pipeline, averred Balaram, “We have focused on a steady and sustainable growth path despite the challenges of Covid-19 and the enforced lockdowns. It is exciting to see that our home-grown iFusion series of Metal AM systems, AM software suite AMBuilder and AMOptoMet has been well accepted and is garnering an increasing acclaim day by day as a better alternative to extremely expensive imported AM systems.” “Our target industry segments are growing, and our investment strategy has kept up with the increased demand with the support of our strong team of experts in-house,” he claimed.

 

Pradeep Nair, Vice President – Hardware Sales, Intech

According to Pradeep Nair, Vice President -Hardware Sales, Intech, the positive momentum has led to the company accelerating its investment plans. “The positive results of Q4FY201 has prompted us to accelerate our investments across hardware, software, and consultancy,” Nair mentioned. “We are confident and determined to establish Intech as a global OEM with the primary task being to create an innovative ecosystem to produce Metal AM products and services and to embed them into mainstream manufacturing,” he stated. Inspired by the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atman Nirbhar Bharat’ programmes advocating self-reliance, the company is looking to increasingly contribute to the additive manufacturing industry’s technological transformation. For instance, the company aims to be a global solution provider for Metal AM Systems and AM Software, thereby contributing to the growth of a sustainable ecosystem for AM systems in India. According to Balaram, its potentially boosting India’s ability to compete globally besides ensuring that the AM manufactured, end-user functional components are available for both the domestic and export markets.
Intech aims to meet the needs of industries including aerospace, automotive, general engineering, tool and die besides non-automotive industries like the medical market segments in India and abroad. The OEM is relying on the two software packages with its printers to provide users with an end-to-end metal AM solution. It is claimed to have made a value-addition to the entire life-cycle by including local after-sales services. Intech was the first Indian OEM known to develop and supply 3D metal printers based on Laser Powder Bed Fusion Technology (LPBF) for industrial manufacturing. ACI

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