Indian 3D printing OEM Intech Additive Solutions announced the introduction of a large format metal system based on laser powder bed fusion technology.
The iFusion LF series follows the introduction of the iFusion SF1, a small format system, and the iFusion LFMulti, which was equipped with multiple lasers. Poeir jets, a developer of propulsion systems and microjet engines for unmanned aerial applications, has signed an agreement to be the first to introduce the iFusion LF series.
Equipped with a build volume of 450 x 450 x 450 mm and available with a single 500 W laser, a Quad 700 W laser configuration and a Quad 1000 W laser configuration, the iFusion LF should be inexpensive to manufacture with a high build speed and enable robustness. Developed from years of research and development by Intech Additive Solutions, it is manufactured and assembled at the company’s Bengaluru facility. Poeir Jets will use the machine to print large production parts after successfully going through the company’s testing processes.
“The 3D printed parts from the iFusion series performed exceptionally well in the test phases and were found to be of production quality,” commented KS Swami, director of Poeir Jets. “With Intech’s 3D printers, we were able to achieve the necessary scale to commercialize manufacturing and ensure lower costs per part. We are now working on printing parts on Intech’s LF range of machines. The larger shell of the LF meets our requirements for printing parts for our engine and hybrid drones. This, together with the lower costs compared to imported systems, local spare parts and the availability of support, make it an automatic choice for us, among other things. “
“The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has identified additive manufacturing as a critical focus. The government plans to promote various vertical areas of the AM sector, including machines, materials, software and design methods, to capture new and untapped business opportunities, ”added Sridhar Balaram, CEO of Intech. “This initiative will prepare Indian manufacturing for Industry 4.0 and develop an integrated approach to this emerging technology. Intech’s range of metal 3D printers has been specially designed and manufactured for the Indian and global markets. In this regard, “Made in India, Built for the World” captures the essence of the Aatmanirbhar initiative by the Government of India. We have an excellent team and are confident that we can improve and grow the Indian AM ecosystem with our selection of metal 3D printers and end-to-end metal AM solutions. “
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