G H Raisoni College of Engineering organised a two-week faculty development programme sponsored by AICTE on “3D printing for Industrial and Biomedical Applications” recently at GHRCE. The programme was inaugurated with the traditional lamp lightening ceremony at the hands of the Chief Guest, Dr Pulak Mohan Pandey, Professor, IIT Delhi in the gracious presence of Dr Preeti Bajaj, Director, GHRCE, Dr Santosh Jaju, Dr Vibha Bora, Dr Rupesh Shelke, HOD, Mechanical Engineering Department.
The FDP was conducted for two weeks. The aim of this faculty development programme was to cover important topics related to 3D printing and its applications to industry and biomedical field.
“Whenever customized manufacturing is required and whenever one has to develop a product in a very short span of time then this technology is very useful”, says Dr Pandey.
Dr Pulak in his key note address briefed about the importance of 3D printing from the history that how in earlier time 3D printing techniques were considered suitable only for the production of functional or aesthetical prototypes and today, the precision, repeatability and material range have increased to the point that some 3D printing processes are considered viable as an industrial production technology as well as in biomedical area. “3D printing shouldn’t be replaced or eliminate all manufacturing, it’s just a myth”, He further expressed.
FDP covered expert lectures by Dr. Pulak Mohan Pandey, IIT Delhi, Prof. B. Ravi, IIT Bombay, Dr. Y Ravi Kumar, NIT Warangal, Dr. Mohd Taufiq, MANIT Bhopal, Prof. Prashant Jain, IIITDM Jabalpur, Prof. Kuthe, Prof. Uddanwadiker, VNIT Nagpur, Dr. Mahesh Mawale, KITS, Ramtek, Dr. Sandeep Dahake,VNIT, Nagpur. Abhishek Kalra, ALTEM Technologies, Bengaluru and Mr. Piyush Ukey, Medical start up, NUOSSA, Nagpur discussed about the industrial aspect of 3D printing. Medical doctors, Dr. Sushil Mankar, Orhtopedic Surgeon, from N K P Salve Institute of Medical Science & Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Nagpur, Dr. Akhilesh Shewale, Dental Surgeon, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College & Hospital, Nagpur, Dr. Prashant Naik, ENT Surgeon, shared about the relevance of 3D printing in medical applications.
Important topics related to 3D printing, industrial and biomedical applications, Research Issues and Future Directions of 3D Printing, Applications in surgery planning & implants, Additive Manufacturing: Future Perspectives covered during the FDP sessions.
Visits to Biomedical Research lab, VNIT, Nagpur, Orthopedic Dept, N K P Salve Institute Of Medical Science & Lata Mangeshkar Hospital Nagpur, Tooth work Dental Lab, Dharampeth, Nagpur were arranged to show the practical aspects and ongoing projects. Hackathon was scheduled during FDP in which the participants worked on the development of the devices with the help of knowledge acquired during the FDP sessions.
Total 49 participants from various states like Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh and Various colleges like Government Polytechnic, Nagpur, Government Engineering College, Chandrapur, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Terna Engineering College, Navi Mumbai, Government Polytechnic, Bramhapuri, PES Modern College of Engineering, Pune, EESCOET, Aurangabad, AKS University, Satna, MEDI -CAPS university, Indore, Government College of Engineering, Amravati, and many more have registered for the program.
Certificates were given to the 42 participants based on their performance in the hackathon, examination and attendance in the sessions. Dr. Mohammad Taufik from MANIT Bhopal was chief guest for the valedictory function of the FDP held on June 15, 2019.
Dr. S. B. Jaju and Dr. Vibha Bora, coordinators and the organizing team of the FDP worked hard to make the event successful under the guidance of Dr. Preeti Bajaj Director, GHRCE, Nagpur.