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Additive manufacturing (AM) is the digital revolution of industrial production that embraces innovation in digital processes, communications, imaging, architecture and engineering to provide digital flexibility and efficiency to manufacturing operations. India needs to adopt an integrated approach towards this emerging technology in all segments including defence and public sectors, especially within the nation’s small, medium and large-scale industries to keep pace with rapid global manufacturing prowess.

Considering the importance, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has prepared a strategy paper entitled “National Strategy on Additive manufacturing (AM)” for promoting various verticals of the AM sector, including machines, materials, software and designs to leverage the untapped business opportunities that will unfold in the near future.  The strategy aims at promoting creation of conducive ecosystem for design, development and deployment, and to overcome technical and economic barriers for local manufacturers to seamlessly adopt Additive Manufacturing. This is also expected to facilitate creation of a support base of domestic manufacturers for setting up of operations with supporting ancillaries in India by foreign companies as well as Global AM leaders.

The draft strategy document may be accessed at MeitY Website is inviting valuable inputs/ comments/ suggestion on the draft latest  by 27th December 2020 to Dr. Sandip Chatterjee, Scientist ‘F’ (email: sandip[at]meity[dot]gov[dot]in) before finalizing the draft.