Impact of 3D Printing On Indian Government
The “Make in India” initiative launched by Mr. Narandra Modi has driven several manufacturers towards producing goods locally. This has also resulted into projects falling in the pipeline. To expedite projects, there is a need of a technology that can save cost and time. 3D printing has emerged as the best alternative in this regard. With its potential to disrupt conventional prototyping and manufacturing methods, 3D printing is all set to boost the initiative launched the BJP-led government. This has also encouraged the Indian government to take its GDP from 16% to 25% till 2025. To achieve its dream and focus on manufacturing, the Indian government is also funding start-ups that incorporate 3D printing technology into manufacturing.
Change in manufacturing policy
To improve its manufacturing output, the Indian government has made some changes in the ‘National Policy for Advanced Manufacturing.’ This policy has considered lots of concerns and opportunities that 3D printing raises. The Indian government has realized that there could be a serious threat on jobs since 3D printing can disrupt conventional manufacturing methods. Moreover, there will also be a need to make people skilled in using this technology. So to tackle all these probabilities, the Indian government is focusing on young minds.
Technology in education
To be a global player in manufacturing, India is encouraging young minds to study the technology and innovate. One of the country’s leading automobile manufacturer, Mahindra Group has donated a 3D printer to a local schools since it the one of those who use 3D printing. Making 3D printers available at schools will help students to learn, adapt, and innovate. To assist innovation through technology, Indian government has also adapted industry 4.0 in its plan with major focus n 3D printing.
Indian government funding a 3D printing startup
Since surgeries due to accidents in India are on the rise, a tremendous need to develop alternatives for skull and facial surgery was felt. A Banglore-based firm, DF3D, which was launched in 2014, took the initiative for surgical planning. The firm aimed in providing better alternative for patients in need of jaw bones fixing, skull fixing, and orthopaedic surgeries due to birth-defect, or accidental injuries. To encourage it, the Department of Biotechnology of Government of India granted it a sum of 50 lakh in 2015. Due to this noble gesture of the Indian government, the firm has become the “world’s first e-commerce marketplace for skulls and bones.”
3D printing in India is booking due to which lots of 3D players in India have emerged to tap the domestic market. One of the major players – 3D Spectra Technologies is, however leading the prototyping and manufacturing field.