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Global additive manufacturing

  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 05, Mar 2022
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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) aims to increase India’s share in global additive manufacturing to 5 per cent within the next three years.

  • It is also hoped that it could likely add $1 billion to the gross domestic product by that time.

Key takeaways 

  • As per the National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing, by 2025, India will aim to achieve certain targets such as:
    • 50 India specific technologies for material, machine and software, 
    • 100 new startups for additive manufacturing, 
    • 500 new products. 
  • In total, MeitY hopes that these new startups and opportunities will give jobs to at least 1 lakh new skilled workers over the next three years.

About additive manufacturing

  • 3D printing or additive manufacturing uses computer-aided designing to make prototypes or working models of objects by laying down successive layers of materials such as plastic, resin, thermoplastic, metal, fiber or ceramic. 
  • With the help of software, the model to be printed is first developed by the computer, which then gives instructions to the 3D printer.