Intech Additive Solutions Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, India, has announced it received multiple orders for its metal Additive Manufacturing machines, worth $2 million, in the last quarter of its financial year ending 31st March 2021. The orders include the sale of a combined total of six metal AM machines.
Amongst the buyers were Indo-MIM, a leading global supplier of Metal Injection Moulding components catering to Aerospace, Medical, and Oil & Gas industries; Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), for applications in energy and energy infrastructure; and Poeir Jets, an Indian OEM for heavy-lift drones. The company added that two further purchasers from India will be announced shortly.
Said to be the first Indian OEM to successfully develop, build and market Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) AM machines for industrial manufacturing, Intech’s iFusion series of metal AM machines are offered with software systems also developed in-house. These include its build processing software AMBuilder and parameter optimisation software AMOptoMet.
“Intech aspires to stay true to the principles of ‘Make in India’ and the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan,’ advocating self-reliance through India’s Additive Manufacturing industry’s technological transformation. It also aims to be a global solution provider for metal AM Systems and AM Software, contributing to the growth of a sustainable ecosystem for AM systems in India to compete globally and ensure AM manufactured end-user functional components for domestic and export markets,” stated Sridhar Balaram, Managing Director.
Intech’s AMBuilder and AMOptoMet are reported to addresses the needs of industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, General Engineering, Tool & Die and Medical Market segments. Combining the two software packages with Intech’s machines provides users with an end-to-end metal AM solution, along with local after-sales services.
“The positive results of Q4 ’20-21 has prompted us to accelerate our investment plans in hardware, software, and consultancy. Our sales pipeline is highly promising. The market is prompting us to take a positive stand despite the looming COVID situation, which also gives us immense confidence to invest further,” stated Pradeep Nair, Vice President of Hardware Sales. ”We are confident and determined to establish Intech as a global OEM. Our primary task is to create an innovative ecosystem to produce metal AM products and services and embed them into mainstream manufacturing.”