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HP India joins hand with AP govt for centre of excellence in 3D printing

​HP would bring in its global 3D printing expertise to support various training programmes at the CoE, said the company in a press release.

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Mar 06, 2019, 08.38 PM IST
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The CoE would give assist SMBs and start-ups in Andhra Pradesh in learning more about the benefits of additive manufacturing and using 3D printing to digitally transform their own business operations.
BENGALURU: HP Inc India has signed a pact with with Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society (APIS) and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to build a Center of Excellence (CoE) that would 3D printing technology work.

HP would bring in its global 3D printing expertise to support various training programmes at the CoE, said the company in a press release.

While APIS would provide infrastructure and enable necessary certifications and accreditations; the other state government body APEDB would encourage government departments, defence and public sector enterprises to use the works of the CoE.

“The CoE is part of the state government’s vision to accelerate adoption of 3D printing in various industry sectors such as automotive, aerospace, defence, consumer goods, healthcare, apparel and construction. It will be equipped with HP’s cutting-edge 3D printers that can handle short run production and functional prototyping,” said the company.

The CoE would give assist small and medium businesses (SMBs) and start-ups in Andhra Pradesh in learning more about the benefits of additive manufacturing and using 3D printing to digitally transform their own business operations.

“India’s manufacturing sector is experiencing a resurgence, fueled by many emerging technologies. HP is supporting this phenomenon by democratizing future-ready technologies such as 3D Printing. We believe HP’s cutting-edge 3D Printing technology will fuel innovation in manufacturing and help upskill young professionals to make them ready for Industry 4.0,” Sumeer Chandra, managing director, HP Inc. India, was quoted in the release.

J Krishna Kishore, CEO, APEDB, said manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh has great potential as a lot of demand is slated to come from domestic consumption and the state’s impetus in automotive, electronics and aerospace makes technologies like 3D printing market-ready.

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