On 6th January 2018, Mr. R. Abilash Chakaravarthy, Special Director Projects, Infant Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Chennai delivered a lecture on “Additive Manufacturing” at NIQR Conference Hall.
Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker with the help of a presentation showcasing the speaker’s rare skills in drawing and his vast collection of awards and certificates during his college days.
Mr. Abilash started the session by explaining the difference between conventional manufacturing and additive manufacturing, especially in material requirement. He detailed the process of 3D printing and the major three types, namely, FDM (filament spools) SLS (powder cartridge) and SLA (resin cartridge).
His explanation of the process flow of 3D printing from conceptualizing to printing and infill % (the amount material that is actually needed to withstand a specific load) were well received by the audience.
Mr. Kothandaraman, ECM NIQR Chennai Branch summed up the proceedings and appreciated the efforts put by Mr. Abilash in cracking the myth of 'max-filling max-strength'. He also added that he has made Mr. S. Rajasekaran a proud father.
மகன்தந்தைக்கு ஆற்றும் உதவி இவன்தந்தை
என்நோற்றான் கொல்எனும் சொல்
The Q&A session, as usual, lasted for nearly 30 minutes and the speaker answered all the questions calmly, especially on infill %.
Mr. P. K. Aggarwal, National President, NIQR honored the speaker with a shawl, Dr. V. Swaminathan, National Vice President, NIQR honored the speaker with a memento and Mr. K. Manikandan, NIQR Chennai Branch Chairman presented a laminated memento to the speaker.
Mr. Gowri Sankar thanked the participants.