AMTZ introduces MedTech Innovation and Rapid prototyping facility at VisakhapatnamPublish Date : Jul 05, 2018
In order to serve medical device manufacturing of 250 manufacturing units, India’s first medical device park -Andhra Med Tech Zone (AMTZ) has set up the MedTech Innovation and Rapid prototyping facility – a common scientific facility at Visakhapatnam to promote innovation, aid customization and rapid prototype development of medical products as part of Make In India Programme.
The state of the art facility at AMTZ offers 3D designing services, 3D scanning services, 3D printing services, prototyping services and low volume manufacturing all under one roof.
The facility will allow manufacturers, start ups and innovators to design and develop the prototypes at a very affordable price and assist them to drive their innovations to market in shorter time.
3D printing is an enabling technology that encourages and drives innovation with unprecedented design freedom while being a tool-less process that reduces prohibitive costs and lead times. It is a revolutionary form of advanced manufacturing where solid objects are printed by specialised machines using digital designs as input.
The technology is being recognized for its enormous potential for in house manufacturing, mass customization, rapid innovation, reduction in carbon footprint, lead time and speed, better healthcare and interactive education. By 2020, 3D printing market is expected to grow with CAGR of 25 percent and reach USD 17 billion market globally which includes hardware, supplies and services.
AMTZ is an innovative science park spread over 270 acres dedicated for medical device manufacturing of 250 manufacturing units and is equipped with common scientific facilities, expo halls, convention centre, incubation facilities providing one stop solution for medical device manufacturers.
MedTech Innovation and Rapid prototyping facility is one of the common scientific facilities for rapid prototype development of medical products.
The facility primarily introduced for medical device development and customised implants such as replacement of hip bones or dentures made through 3D printing would bring about revolutionary changes in healthcare.
This industrial 3D manufacturing represents the future of digital manufacturing and will help secure Andhra Pradesh position at the forefront of materials development and manufacturing with plethora of opportunities to start-ups with innovative ideas.
This prototyping facility without expensive moulding tools can also serve manufacturing sector such as automobiles, aerospace, jewelery and architecture which will usher in sea-change in the state.