Varied and complex, inter-dependent competencies are required for a metal component to be designed-engineered, manufactured, proven out and produced in volume using Additive Manufacturing. Advanced know-how of Additive Design & Engineering principles, a well-synchronized pre-build, in-build and post-build strategy, experience in process control, characterization capabilities and strong post-processing execution, govern successful usage of metal AM in mainstream business operations.
Wipro 3D’s Additive Manufacturing Solution Center is a comprehensive, multi-purpose metal Additive Manufacturing facility, that offers Additive Consulting, Additive Design & Engineering Solutions, Contract Manufacturing Services as well as Research & Development services, customized to meet the business imperatives of our customers.
Wipro 3D has designed its leading edge metal AM facility, to serve as a hands-on workshop site, an experience center as well as a Center of Excellence that enterprises and decision makers, to be able to define their metal AM journey, estimate the effort, skill ramp up, investments, and finally business case, need to explore the entire realization lifecycle of a metal AM component.
Our solution center offers just that; a hands-on experience to work with the technology and understand what it takes to work with Metal AM. Additionally, we work with customers to define their AM roadmap right from identifying the right use cases, through to component optimization and realization, through workshops and pilot arrangement. The metal AM center is designed keeping this customer need in mind, apart from its core purpose of providing services described below.
The center will also house Wipro 3D’s ecosystem partners. A critical part of Wipro 3D’s strategic blueprint is to create a robust ecosystem of aligned partners. The proposed solution center will act as a platform for Additive Manufacturing solution providers, such Metal AM printer Manufacturers, Post Processing Solution Providers, Research and Development Partners, to participate in the Wipro Additive Manufacturing ecosystem.
CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
The facility also serves as an AM Center- of- Excellence Template, for organizations who are considering using Wipro 3D’s Turnkey solutions to set up their own captive AM Center.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LAB
All infrastructure in our AM facility is oriented and goaled on research and development, improvement in practices and methodologies. We offer dedicated solutions for Research and Development needs of our customers using our own in-house equipment that contains best in class characterization equipment, build monitoring and simulation methods, as well as customize process parameters.
Using best-in-class metal AM printers, post processing and characterization equipment, we offer Contract Additive Manufacturing Services that serve production and aftermarket needs of our customers across Industry Verticals. Process Packages created by the Design and Engineering team are realized with high fidelity using W3D Manufacturing Standards, that dovetail with Quality Standard requirements such as AS9100.
ADDITIVE DESIGN & ENGINEERING STUDIO
The facility houses a Additive Design and Engineering Studio comprising of Application Experts, Metallurgists, Post Processing Experts and Turnkey Project Managers. We use best-in-class Simulation, Additive Design, Topology Optimization software added to our cross functional expertise, to create customized process packages specific to our customer’s applications.
Wipro 3D plans to be a cross platform solution provider with solutions based on Selective Laser Melting or Powder Bed fusion, Electron Beam Melting, Binder Jetting as well as Direct Energy Deposition processes.
The current machine capability includes M400, M290 and an M280. Best practices in powder characterization, conditioning, handling storage and tracking are followed on the shop floor including best in class safety and environment monitoring. Infrastructure includes remote (including visual) monitoring of builds.
The main engine of our R&D activities for process and parameter development, the lab consists of best-in-class equipment including Optical Microscope, Scanner, CMM, and a range equipment including an ONH Analyzer.
For additional analysis, we have use the capabilities of an additional in-house lab as well as strategic relationships with various OEMs and research institutions.
DESIGN & ENGINEERING
We use a range of design tools for modelling, topology optimization, simulation, build preparation, as well as build management software. We leverage Wipro’s in-house product engineering expertise for specific customer requirements.
Plan vs Actual results are an integral part of the manufacturing culture that constantly feed into our design and engineering capabilities.
All machines and processes required right from the build release and post build heat treatment, net shaping to surface are put under one roof for a productive and smooth workflow, enabled by custom designed material handling capabilities.
Wipro 3D designs some of its key machines in post processing to be able to customize parameters for achieving required results.
SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED WORKFORCE
The Wipro 3D team has deep multi-discipline understanding of functional applications and the metallurgical challenges of AM. Our team includes materials sciences specialists and AM advisors, tech experts who understand different types of metals and their attributes; and highly experienced specialists in the area of sintering, fusion and adhesive binding.