Ambalika Institute of Management and Technology (AIMT) Lucknow, one of top universities in Lucknow has partnered with think3D, India’s largest 3D printer store to set up a state-of-art 3D printing lab at the institute in Lucknow, the first such lab in entire Uttar Pradesh. The AIMT-think3D lab is set up to do research on the upcoming 3D printing technologies, to educate students on this latest technology and also to provide consulting services to the industry in Uttar Pradesh. AIMT and think3D together aim to build a state of the art 3D printing lab in Uttar Pradesh with printers for all kinds of technologies like SLA, SLS, FDM, DLP, 3D scanners and so on.
As a launchpad for setting up the lab, a seminar on 3D printing technologies has been conducted at the university campus. Ambika Misra, Executive Director, Ambalika Institute Of Management & Technology presided over the function to explain students about the 3D printing technology and its benefits. The function is attended by AIMT students, faculty, executive board members, industry people in Lucknow, think3D team, Artec team and the press. Mr. Mukul Gupta kickstarted the event with lamp lighting ceremony. Afterwards, Mr. Mukul Gupta gave a small introduction to the 3D printing technology and invited Mr. Ambika Misra to share his thoughts on 3D printing technology. Mr. Ambika Misra, a passionate follower of latest advancements in technology, shared his insights on 3D printing technology. It was a highly illuminating discussion with lots of inputs from Mr. Misra.
Later, Raja Sekhar Upputuri and Prudhvi Reddy from think3D gave a 90 minute presentation on the 3D printing technology with lots of videos, insights on 3D printing technology, followed by a live demo with the UP Plus2 printer. Students are well engaged in the event and asked lots of questions during the course of the session. After a short lunch break, Artec team gave a presentation on 3D scanning technology and on how objects can be scanned using 3D scanners and then 3D printed using 3D printers. In the mean time, Mr. Ambika held a session with Jewellers in Lucknow to explain how 3D printing technology can benefit the industry in Lucknow. AIMT gave a call to the industry to come forward and support this initiative to develop the Jewellery industry in Lucknow. The session came to an end at 05:00 in the evening and attendees were delighted to attend such a fruitful session.
So far the lab has been equipped with 3 printers – 1 Cube Pro Trio, 1 UP Plus 2, 1 Prusa i3 kit. One Flashforge Dreamer Dual Extruder printer will be added to the kitty soon. Thereafter, few SLA printers and 3D scanners will be procured to complete the entire end to end set up.
The 3D printing lab at AIMT takes care of three divisions
• Student Training: Regular training to students on 3D printing technology and its uses.
• Consulting to industry: Advice to industry in Lucknow on how 3D printing can be used to improve the existing processes.
• Print On Demand Service: Prototyping service to industry in Uttar Pradesh to come up with new products.
Commenting on this partnership, Mr Prudhvi Reddy, co-founder think3D said, “Ambalika Institute” has been a trendsetter in imparting advanced technologies in the course curriculum and we are pleased to set up the center at AIMT. We were convinced and are excited about the possibilities this partnership offers to students in this region. In the address Mr Ambika Misra, said that as this is another step towards co-aligning student education with latest technologies in the market. The lab will be equipped with four FDM printers, one 3D scanner and one SLA printer to start with. With these 4 printers and scanners, students should be capable of understanding 3D printing technology. A separate lab is being set up to train students on 3D design services like CAD, ProE, CATIA.
think3D is India’s largest online 3D printing platform launched with the mission “3D Printing For Everyone”. think3D platform primarily comprises for four sections (a) News Portal – Covering all the latest 3D printing news; (b) Online Store – For selling 3D printers, filaments and spare parts; (c) Print of Demand – For customers who want a 3D prototype of their designs; (d) Training Platform – To provide training on 3D printing technologies. The company was founded by two BITS Pilani graduates having a combined work experience of around 15 years with an aim to disrupt the 3D printing space. Visit www.think3d.in for more information
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With over 2500 students and more than 300 employees, Ambalika Institute Of Management And Technology is the fastest growing institution of research and education in Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of the institute is to conduct research, provide further education to the highest academic level and to incubate industry embedded platform for the students. AIMT received various prestigious National and International awards beginning with Best Emerging College in U.P., Best Placement, Best Infrastructure and Faculty to Best Engineering College. With sheer dedication, Ambalika has always been providing specialized and innovative methods of individual and small group instruction and assessment necessary to promote student augmentation and achievement.