TechNova Imaging Systems has announced an alliance with US-based Markforged, the creator of The Digital Forge – an integrated metal and carbon fibre industrial 3D printing platform.
Markforged offers an end-to-end 3D printing platform, with its 3D printers, cloud-based software and a wide range of proprietary manufacturing-ready materials.
According to a press note shared with PrintWeek, Markforged solution helps manufacturers solve problems at the point of need by bringing mini factories directly to the floor, shifting to digital inventory.
“Companies around the world use Markforged’s The Digital Forge in industries such as aerospace, industrial automation, space exploration, military and defence and automotive to deliver mission-critical, end-use parts on demand at the point of need,” it stated.
The company believes that its solutions will empower Indian manufacturers and designers to rapidly bring composite and metal parts to market that are strong, lighter than metal, easy to implement and operate, backed up by uncompromising service and support.
“There is now a real shift in the industry from prototyping to small-scale production. With Markforged’s Digital Forge, Indian manufacturers will have unprecedented access to both ground-breaking technology and essential fundamental infrastructure,” CG Ramakrishnan, CEO at TechNova Imaging System, said. “This will enable them to produce affordable, strong parts in a range of exciting new materials while accelerating their speed-to-market and reducing inventory cost, spares management and long lead times.”
Amit Khurana, COO of TechNova’s Digital and Offset Print Solutions Business group & head of the TechNova-Markforged alliance, said, “India is standing on the cusp of Industrial Revolution 4.0. With more than 2,50,000 manufacturing sites available in India, the time is now ripe for taking a leap from subtractive to additive manufacturing.”
“Markforged, with their approachable and easy-to-use product portfolio, and TechNova, with its market reach and five decades of presence in Indian manufacturing, will work together to transform the market and take the Indian 3D printing industry to the next level,” Shelina Parikh, joint managing director at TechNova added.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with TechNova Imaging System to provide Indian manufacturers with the essential tools to unlock their manufacturing potential and help build the factories of the future,” Ved Narayan, president, APAC, Markforged said, adding, “Our additive technology can solve critical manufacturing applications, and we are looking forward to spearheading improvement across India’s manufacturing landscape.”
“TechNova Imaging Systems has the experience, skills and ecosystem to help Markforged provide unprecedented levels of access and support to the world’s leading manufacturing providers,” Narayan concluded.