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A NEW CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR 3D PRINTING INAUGURATED AT AMTZ

On the occasion of World Health Day, a new building was inaugurated at Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone Ltd, Visakhapatnam. This building houses the first WHO Collaborating Center For Health Innovation, Indian Society Of Assembly Technologies (I-SAT) & Center Of Excellence For 3D Printing. The building was designed in the shape of Pyramid to reflect the historical and cultural ethos of India and is named “PYRAMED” which reflects the focus on medical devices in particular and the park in general.

The facility inauguration was graced by the presence of various dignitaries like Dr Renu Swarup, Former Secretary, Department of Science And Technology (Virtual); Prof. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, GOI (Virtual); Dr Shirshendu Mukherjee, Mission Director, Program Management, BIRAC; J Thoman Vaughan, Director, MR Access, Dr Manish Diwan, BIRAC; Mr Krishna Bandaru, Head Executive Leadership Team, Skill Lync; Dr Arjun Kalyanpur, Founder and CEO, Teleradiology Solutions; Dr Sandeep Chatterjee, Director, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GOI; Rajeev Nath, Forum Coordinator, AIMED; K Manohar Raja, Executive Director, RailTel Corporation Of India; Satish Anantharaman, President, I-SAT, Louis Anersnap, Head, WHO Innovation Hub, WHO-Geneva and Dr Jitender Sharma, MD and CEO.

The 3D Printing Center Of Excellence housed at PYRAMED shall have various innovative 3D Printing technologies namely Ceramic Binder Jetting, SLA 3D Printing, Metal 3D Printing. The mandate of this COE is to  incubate 25 startups, file 10 patents and train 200 students on 3D Printing technology.  Alongside 3D Printing technologies, there are multiple traditional manufacturing technologies like CNC Ultrasonic Welding, Laser Welding technologies in the facility. 

Ms. Lousie Agersnap, Head, WHO Innovation Hub, WHO Geneva speaking on the occasion “I am truly honored to speak at the inauguration of our first WHO center for health innovation at AMTZ in India, what better way to celebrate the World Health Day”. According to Dr. Jitendra Sharma, MD & CEO AMTZ “The whole building is completed in 36 days. The entire team worked really hard 24/7 to finish the building and dedicate it to the country on the occasion of World Health Day”. THINK3D having its presence at the medical park was also a part of the inaugural ceremony among the other dignitaries. “This center of excellence on 3D Printing alongside the existing state of art 3D Printing facility built by THINK3D will make AMTZ a hub of 3D Printing in India. All the major 3D Printing technologies available globally are housed in these 2 facilities within AMTZ. We are hopeful of seeing some innovative startups coming out of this zone soon” says Raja Upputuri, founder and CEO, THINK3D.

About THINK3D: THINK3D is India’s largest integrated 3D Printing service provider offering 3D Scanning, 3D Designing, 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Vacuum Casting, Injection Molding services, all under one roof. Over the last 6 years, we have served various global corporations, academic institutions and hundreds of startups for their 3D Printing needs. Please visit www.think3d.in for all your 3d printing needs. 

About AMTZ: AMTZ is India’s premier medical technology park with Common Manufacturing Facilities & Common Scientific Facilities that include specialized laboratories, warehousing, and testing centers such as the Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility and Safety Testing, Center for Biomaterial Testing, Center for 3-D Printing, Centers for Lasers, MRI Superconducting Magnets, Gamma Irradiation Centre, Mold & Machining Centre, and many other industrial service centers.

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