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High-tech: 3D engraving at touch of a button, a new venture started in Guntur on Wednesday.
High-tech: 3D engraving at touch of a button, a new venture started in Guntur on Wednesday.

Special Correspondent

Computer-aided designing by master software craftsmen does the trick

The technology makes it possible to personalise a 3-D gift to a friend

It can even transform a photo of any person into a 3-D object, says company representative

GUNTUR: Gone are the days when an expert engraver or sculptor used to laboriously design the front door or a showpiece and execute the carving with variety of tools for over a fortnight for a real masterpiece. Computer Aided Designing by master software craftsmen using ‘ArtCam’ -- a CAD-CAM software application, gives the finest finish even to the intricate design of jewellery adorned by the Lord Balaji carved on a wooden panel for a front door of a house.

All this is now possible in just 24 hours. You imagine, design and order and go to sleep, we are there to deliver the finest artifact you propose to put on the wall as part of your interiors, says D. Satya Babu, who has imported a machine from China, which can carve three-dimensional objects in 360 degrees. The first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh along with laser cutting tool to be installed in a couple of weeks, the Arun 3-D Engravers set up by him in Guntur, has become an object of public interest.

If you wish to personalise a gift to your friend, get your vehicle number engraved or have a embossed name plate at your office or home, it is a matter of few minutes and choice of material is your -- aluminium, soft wood, acrylic, or any thing semi-soft object up to a size of 8 feet by 4 feet. Manufactured by Chinese company Suda, and locally installed by Crystal Digital Services, they have been training entrepreneurs and their staff on the machine and software for 15 days to begin with. Satya Babu with his interest in the business visited the company thrice in China to get a tailor-made head and software that suits the Indian requirements. There are templates of several objects to begin with but as soon as the operators get expertise, they can even transform photograph of any person into a three-dimensional object in material of our choice, said the company representative. If you thought that was all, it’s not, the first-ever 360-degree six-axis engraver has been installed in Bangalore and Satya Babu proposes to make Guntur the second to have in India. This provides perfection in finishing that an expert artisan would also appreciate.


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