Production on a $6 million 3D printing facility has been announced as part of the Indian government’s Make in India initiative, to encourage innovation and manufacturing infrastructure. The goal is to increase medical device manufacturing in India instead of depending on imports.
The new facility will be built by a partnership between the 3D-printing company think3D and a medtech manufacturing park in Andhra Pradesh’s MedTech Zone.
The facility will focus on 3D-printing for medical devices and is expected to open by October 2018. It will include not only a 3D design facility but also a reverse engineering component, making it a one-stop shop for creating a concept and a finished product.
The 3D printing will focus mainly on prototype and batch production for a select list of medical devices and parts, including MRIs, ECGs, ultrasound machines and even syringes.