While India may not yet be on par with the U.S. and Europe when it comes to 3D design and 3D printing, J Group Robotics, headed by C.E.O. Vaibhav Jariwala, is certainly working ambitiously to make enormous strides in that area for his country. Jariwala and his team believe passionately that everyone should be able to express their creativity through 3D design and 3D printing, and be able to do so effortlessly, along with great quality and value.
Today, Jariwala announced that his company will be launching the Dimension Delta series of 3D printers. With the slogan, “Quality or Nothing,’ customers should feel confident they are investing in a product of excellence from the company headquartered in Mumbai, India.
The Dimension Delta 3D printers are meant to be for very high quality, precision 3D printing (with no post-processing) using ABS, PLA, and a vast array of other high strength materials ranging from wood to metal. The printers are easily upgraded, allowing for dual heads, as well as a multi-material 3D printing nozzle.
“The 3D printing market is at a nascent stage in the India. We see a huge potential and believe that 3D printing industry in the country needs to be streamlined,” said C.E.O. Vaibhav Jariwala. “The Dimension Delta series shall revolutionize the dynamics, and assist innovations across verticals to be converted into real life tailor-made objects.”
Offering three different sizes, the Dimension series will be offered in the following:
- Dimension Delta Mini, with bed size of 150mm and height 150mm – meant for educational purposes and 3D printing hobbyists
- Dimension Delta, with bed size of 250mm and height 300mm—meant for small-scale industries
- Dimension Delta XL, with bed size of 420mm and height 700mm—meant for large-scale industries
While 3D printing is still overall cost-prohibitive in the country, with this series of printers which is really meant to cover the needs of everyone, that should be about to change.
“We are hopeful that presenting this series of 3D printers will prove to be a significant milestone for taking Indian 3D Printing industry to greater heights,” said Jariwala.
Also in the news for J Group Robotics are a number of other interesting opportunities, including one which has the team taking their 3D expertise to the high seas. According to Jariwala, his company has a navy contract for digitization of a 3D library of all the parts they need.
“The digital parts library isn’t used to 3D print replacement parts yet, though one day it may be,” said Jariwala. “Right now, it is used to speed up cast making for making replacement parts. It can save an enormous amount of time for the Navy in an emergency.”
As J Group Robotics continues to take on innovative work in R&D areas, Jariwala states that their 3D printers are used for tasks such as:
- Prototyping car parts
- Creating 3D models of asthma sprays
- Engineering smart devices for pharmaceutical companies like Cipla
J Group Robotics is also interested in multiple areas that would make them a comprehensive 3D printing purveyor with advances in producing versatile 3D printing materials like wood.
“What we can now do,” says Jariwala, “is create a layer that’s made up of clear plastic, at a very high resolution so you can get fine detail, that’s filled with sawdust. So this looks like wood, and even smells like wood, but you can print it.”
They are of course interested in many other materials with a focus on metal, which Jariwala sees as having a great effect on the jewelry market in India.
While Jariwala sees a market for 3D printers, he sees the market for Indian citizens buying 3D printed goods as having great potential. With that in mind, his company is interested in sales of popular 3D printed items like smartphone cases. J Group Robotics may also soon be expanding into the 3D scanning retail arena, offering full-body, personalized scans for mementoes and customized figurines, which has become very popular in the U.S. and Europe lately.
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