SECRETARY GENERAL’S MESSAGE
DR. SHIBU JOHN
SECRETARY GENERAL & FOUNDER
Dear 3DPERA Members:
3D Printing is a great technology and a Game Changer for all the sector and industry today. The technology is also called Additive manufacturing, which will assist the manufacturing sector in the country. So with the conventional Subtractive manufacturing currently done with CAD, CAM and CNC – Additive manufacturing will also be a great potential technology assisting manufacturing process for efficiency in the Supply Chain. We believe Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing are two sides of the same coin supporting infrastructure. And for Additive manufacturing to grow, it is important for us to work as a consortium to gain the benefits of this technology translated to all sectors. So with the same passion we have formed an association to support the technology. It gives me immense pleasure and motivation to acknowledge our effort to form the first 3D Printing Association in India for Education & Research. 3D Printing Education & Research Association is a non profit organization enterprise founded in 2019 by a group of researchers, Academicians, Doctors, Scientist, Engineers, Designers, Software cos, Additive Manufacturing companies and technology cos. The intent of forming this association is to recognize 3D printing technology as an industry across sector in India. The Association will align with all the policy makers from each Ministry of the Government of India to get the technology its presence and importance initiated for recognition in each of the sectors. Ministry of Industries, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Medical & Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Skill Development, Ministry of Small & Medium Enterprise, Ministry of Science & Technology and others relevant Ministries for policy initiatives. The Association will also be a catalyst as a global representation in Research, development, education, skill development,
Human resource, training and also help start ups for investor support. Our focus sectors will be Dental, Maxillofacial, Prosthesis, Orthopedic, Medical devices, Tissue Engineering, Lifescience, Pharma, Aerospace, Defense, Engineering, Electronics, Automobile, Tooling, FMCG, Architecture, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Construction, Design, Jewelry, fashion, Art, Entertainment, Education and other relevant industries benefiting from the technology. The Uniqueness of the Association is that it will represent each sector and
industry supporting the technology and their area of business. The format is by introducing different COUNCIL MEMBERS who will represent each sector and services. The Council members will be active respondents supporting the
platform as participants from each City, State and Country. We have members from Dental, Maxillofacial, Orthopedics, Medical, Engineering, Automobile, Aerospace, Jewelry, Design, research, education, Legal, Investments all join to benefit from the associations.
This is the first 3D Printing association in the country with an inclusion of sectors, industries and professionals across specialization. We have doctors, engineers, scientists, designers, researchers, academicians, 3D Printer Cos, software companies, material companies, 3D Scanning cos and all the others joining us to learn, share and grow with the platform. Our membership is designed from Students, Individuals, professionals, Corporates and International members. We have different industry respondents participating from all the major sectors where 3D Printing technology will be useful. We welcome students, professionals, entrepreneurs, 3D printing experts,
sector representatives, researchers and all to join as members and support, and look forward to work in confluence together for the technology and personal growth with 3DPERA.
We wish all the members a great association working together to see how the technology is well promoted in creating the prefect ecosystem for education,research,policies, networking and business.
Dr. Shibu John,
Secretary General & Founder,
3DPERA – 3D PRINTING EDUCATION & RESEARCH ASSOCIATION