NCAM launches National 3D Printing Awareness Marathon
The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing launched a National 3D Printing Awareness Marathon on Monday.
HYDERABAD: The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM), based at Hyderabad, launched a National 3D Printing Awareness Marathon on Monday. It covered more than six cities across the country, influencing 2500+ individuals.
It was in sync with one of the core mandates of NCAM, which was skill development by targeting a readily available work force of 1 lakh people by 2025. The objectives of the marathon were to spread awareness to students, start-ups, academia and R&D labs on considering 3D Printing as a career opportunity. Parallelly, to showcase NCAM's role towards skill development in Indian Ecosystem and support towards start up incubation for budding entrepreneurs.
NCAM Chairman Jayesh Ranjan said, "The biggest challenge which the country faces today is the scarcity of enough skilled manpower which eventually hampers all indigenisation & make in India initiatives. Therefore, skill development is a critical aspect of building a strong Additive eco system in the country."
NCAM conducted its 1st successful awareness marathon session in partnership with Lovely Professional University Punjab on September 9. The session impacted close to 200 participants spreading across the faculty members, R&D team, start-up enthusiasts and students. The students showed interest in adopting 3D printing as a career option and discussed possible ways to enter the field. The follow up action to the event would be to impart industry specific training to the interested participants and help them grow in the additive world.