Aditya Chandavarkar, Co-founder, Indian 3D Printing Network
Aditya Chandavarkar is the co-founder of Indian 3D Printing Network, India's first web platform with a neutral approach for the printing industry to stay updated with latest news, insights, case studies and market research. He is an established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacruring, innovative technology and consulting.
Aditya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from University of Central Lancashire, Preston and a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from University of Manchester, UK.
In conversation with Dominic Rebello, Aditya says his main aim is to promote 3D printing and catalyse networking for the 3D Printing Industry through the Inside 3D Printing Expo, which is opening in Mumbai today.
You are hosting the Inside 3D Printing Expo in Mumbai. What are the key takeaways of this Expo?
Understanding the possibilities that 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing technologies provide to the manufacturing sector in India is the single most important element of this Expo. Shattering the myths and surrounding it, and giving a true picture of the value proposition of this technology sector is key, and we are optimistic that this Expo will help us achieve this. It plugs in extremely well into the "Make-In-India" concept.
Why is it important for Industry people to visit the show?
This is the only credible industry forum in India where key suppliers from India and across the globe in the 3D Printing supply chain will assemble. Getting an idea of their latest offerings and vision for this industry in India makes it a must-attend for those who are connected to this industry sector either as a supply chain partner or user.
How many stalls are exhibiting at the expo and how many visitors are you expecting?
We have about 40 stalls and about 70 exhibiting companies, and we hope to get about 2,500 business visitors over the 2 days of the Expo.
Year on year what are the key changes in your show?
The Show, with every passing year, is getting more and more focussed on addressing real-time problems and issues of the industry, and is getting exhibitors to showcase their actual case studies and success stories, and visitors coming in with more clear expectations leading to actual business opportunities.
What are the latest trends in the 3D industry?
We are seeing a distinct shift away from consumer and layman interests towards a more serious adoption by the manufacturing industry and large corporates, who also wish to integrate the possibilities with this exciting technology into their future growth plans. One significant trend that we observe is that the manufacturing industry is now beginning to plan their strategy right at the design stage to allow 3D Printing to benefit and contribute where needed and where it adds value.