Inauguration of Metal Additive Manufacturing (3D Metal Printing)

Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad has established a ‘Metal Additive Manufacturing Facility’ in the Mechanical Engineering laboratory at Nila campus, Kanjikode. The facility was inaugurated at the campus on 09th October 2019 by Prof. P.B. Sunil Kumar, Director, among other faculty, research scholars from IIT Palakkad, and invitees from industries. The laboratory consists of a powerful 400W fiber laser with fully mechanised powder bed system (Make: EOS M 290) imported from Germany. The metal printing system is capable of printing a complex structure with Direct Metal Laser Sintering technology for printing major kind of metallic materials with a building volume of 250 mm x 250 mm x 325 mm. The system is complemented with an array of Softwares such as Materialise Magics, EOS print, EOS state and EOS access for making a final functional part from CAD model.