AMTRON proposes 3D Printing Centre of Excellence in Guwahati

Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) has proposed to set up a 3D Printing Centre of Excellence in the Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) in collaboration with other Government agencies to be set up in Tech city, Guwahati

A live demo session was held at the video conference hall of the North Eastern Council (NEC) by a team from Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) in the presence of dignitaries from various organizations and Secretary NEC K. Moses Chalai other senior officials of NEC. The programme was held jointly by NEC, Composite Resource Centre (CRC), Shillong and AMTRON.

The event was attended by Prof. Prashant Jindal, Design Innovation Centre, University institute of Engineering & Technology, Chandigarh and Sanjay Kumar Singh General Manager, Mazagon DOCK Shipbuilders Limited. AMTRON gave a brief presentation on the aims and objectives of the programmes and initiatives taken by the Government of India for the welfare of Divyang.

Chalai said, “With the digital designing of prosthetics we can design the parts which otherwise is very time consuming to design and with 3D printing, it would be precise. 3D printing is a part of 4.0 industry and the North east should also catch up with the 4.0 industry though there are limitations with normal industrialization in NER.”

Government of India has come up with a vision under Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) and easing living. By using mobile scanner for scanning amputation cases for preparation of molds by reducing waiting period in field camps as well as OPD visits to institutions for getting basic negative mold made of customised prosthetics and development of mobile app for stakeholder consultation, digital India and Make in India aided with digital India and the intervention taken up by the Government of India.

NEC stated this 3 D printing technology would help everyone particularly the poorer as there is a shortage of trained prosthetics. This technique would be cost effective and being custom designed, this product is suited to individual needs 3 D printing prosthetics can be made quickly, does have much more range of colours and it also helps in reducing expensive imports.

“There are a lot of people living with disability which can either be by birth/ congenital or on acquired disability ranging from accident, trauma or lifestyle issues. So, it can be said that disability is on the rise. Also, as far as the North east India is concerned, it also has a sizeable number of populations affected by disability”.

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