‘Digital manufacturing will revolutionise the sector’


As India is making way for the ‘Make in India’ concept, the time is ripe to invest in the Direct Digital Manufacturing and Polymers (DDMP) sector, said Singapore National University’s Nanotechnology Department head Seeram Ramkrishna.

Delivering the keynote address at a four-day international conference on DDMP at Karnatak University here on Wednesday, Mr. Ramakrishna said DDMP was set to revolutionise the manufacturing sector.

It reduces the number of steps involved in manufacturing a product and there would be more space for innovation and affordable pricing, he said.

Stressing the need for more investment in the research sector, he said research was one such area which was promising. Besides, the research field was experiencing some changes and the time was ripe for researchers to develop networking and demonstrate their work to market their products, Mr. Ramakrishna added. Earlier, inaugurating the conference, vice-chancellor Pramod B. Gai said State government has embarked upon a plan to set up 10 DDMP centres across the State and the Karnatak University had written a letter expressing interests to have one such centre at its campus. Convener of the conference M.Y. Karidurgannavar, co-conveners Geoffrey Mitchell, Nuno Alves, M.Y. Kulkarni and others spoke. The conference is being held by the Postgraduate Department of Chemistry, Karnatak University, in collaboration with Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal. About 300 experts from the science and industrial sectors abroad and around 200 from India are participating in the event.

‘Direct Digital Manufacturing

reduces the number of steps involved

in manufacturing

a product’

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