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Indian MGM University gets the Stratasys J850 3D printer

The Stratasys J850 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer has been commissioned at the Rukmini Auditorium of MGM University in Maharashtra, India. The 3D printer was installed at the Innovation, Incubation and Research Center (IIRC) of the university and is the first facility of its kind in Maharashtra.

The event was attended by various prominent personalities including Maneesh Kalwaniya, IPS, Dr. Ramandeep Singh of AIIMS, Dr. Dineshsingh Thakur, Director of DIAT Pune, and Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Stratasys India and South East Asia. Former Technical Director of DRDO, Dr. U. Chandrasekhar, and Stratasys Vice President Medical, Erez Ben-Zvi, also participated virtually.

“We are witnessing a revolution in the healthcare sector due to 3D printing. Similarly, this technology is being widely used in various fields globally. Today, this technology is being launched at MGM University, and I congratulate the university on this achievement”, said Erez Ben Zvi, Vice President, Medical, Stratasys.

“MGM University has always been implementing innovative initiatives with the holistic development of students in mind. With this facility now available at the university, many opportunities have opened up for students. Engineering students will be able to learn many things through innovative research”, said Dr. Vilas Sapkal, Vice-Chancellor, MGM University.

The Stratasys J850 Digital Anatomy 3D printer is a breakthrough technology used in a variety of fields. It enables the creation of anatomical models as well as biomedical and biocompatible materials. This technology is used in surgery, industry, education, healthcare, engineering, the automotive and aerospace industries, gynecology, physiotherapy and design.

“When we change our perspective, we change our life. Nothing is impossible in this world. Our forces too, are adapting to new technologies faster. The interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach mentioned in the National Education Policy is an example of additive manufacturing. Today, this facility is being launched at MGM, and I urge students to take advantage of it”, said Dr. Dinesh Singh Thakur, Director, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology.

This technology has great potential in the healthcare sector in particular, as it supports pre-operative planning. The lack of available cadaver organs often makes it difficult to carry out operations. However, the 3D printer can be used to create and test realistic models, which makes surgical preparation much easier. The technology is also revolutionizing production processes in industry by realizing complex designs and strengthening collaboration between medicine and engineering.

“I congratulate MGM University on launching the Stratasys J850 Digital Anatomy 3D PrintingFacility. Recently, we have observed the impact of digitalization across nearly all sectors in the country. From aeronautics to healthcare, 3D printing is now widely used. The UGC has been emphasizing connectivity between universities and industry. With the launch of this technology at MGM today, students will have access to various opportunities in research and industry”, said Dr. Y. Chandrashekhar, Former Technology Director, DRDO.

“In contemporary times, we spend very little on research and development. Today, our country invests only 0.7% in this sector, which is a matter of concern. The launch of this facility at MGM today is certainly a joyous occasion. This technology has brought about fundamental changes not only in the healthcare sector but also in other fields, making treatment more dynamic and accessible”, said Dr. Rajiv Bajaj, Director, Managing Director of Stratasys Limited.

The cost of the Stratasys J850 Digital Anatomy 3D printer is around five million rupees. Despite the high price tag, the technology offers significant benefits and advantages to a wide range of users, including doctors, industry professionals, teachers and students. The facility at MGM University will not only serve the faculty and students of the university, but also the medical community and various industries.

“We have been training surgeons from various countries at AIIMS. The advent of 3D printing has brought about a fundamental change in the healthcare sector, allowing for the creation of specific models, thereby facilitating the preparation and practice necessary for surgery”, said Dr. Ramandeep Singh, said Scientist-D, Neuro-Engineering Lab AIIMS.

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