3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions provider Stratasys India has partnered with m2nxt Solutions, a smart manufacturing solutions provider, to prepare enterprises for Industry 4.0, the next phase of growth.
Stratasys India is a fully-owned subsidiary of Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Stratasys, which is a 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company. m2nxt Solutions, a subsidiary of Bharat Fritz Werner (BFW), is a provider of smart manufacturing solutions.
The partnership is a part of the company’s efforts to expand outreach in the manufacturing sector, Stratasys said. It aims to deliver synergies from combinations of professional 3D printing solutions, smart processes and solutions, additive manufacturing application consultations and customer services to help enterprises prepare for Industry 4.0, the company said.
“In the era of Industry 4.0, manufacturing with additive opens new doors with limitless possibilities. m2nxt’s domain expertise in smart manufacturing combined with Stratasys’ 3D printing will enable our customers in creation of products that are first-to-market, fully customised and dynamic,” Rajiv Bajaj, managing director, Stratasys India, said.
With the government aiming to create a $5 trillion economy, aided by the strong push to drive innovation in manufacturing, enterprises today are seeking ways to leverage frontier technologies such as 3D printing to complement their smart manufacturing solutions, to remain competitive and maximise efficiencies in operations.
“m2nxt has a deep understanding of manufacturing needs and Stratasys is pioneer in material technology and 3D printing technology based on FDM and Polyjet. (The) combination of these two will help Indian manufacturing ecosystem explore alternate competitive solutions by deploying the Stratasys 3D machines for applications developed by m2nxt,” Ravi Raghavan, managing director and chief executive officer at BFW, said.
Recently, state-owned aerospace and defence company Hindustan Aeronautics and Wipro 3D, the metal additive manufacturing business unit of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering signed a memorandum of understanding to design, develop, manufacture and repair aerospace components using metal additive technology.