3D Printing is fast becoming an important technology for the manufacturing industry, and it seems likely that it will start playing an even bigger part throughout the production process. 3D Printing enables companies to shorten their product development cycle, cut prototype costs, reduce mechanical failures, and implement more economical ways of using fuel. It also provides a great advantage where there is a need for a small number of highly accurate parts that can be customized on the fly and produced cost-effectively.

At the Indian Automotive 3D Printing Forum, you will gain a better insight into this game-changing technology, along with an understanding of how a wider adoption of the technology can give you a competitive advantage towards peers in the automotive industry.


09:30 - 10:30   Registration & Reception
10:30 - 10:40   Forum Opening & Greetings
10:40 - 11:10   The 3D Opportunity: Markets Insights and Trends  
11:10 - 11:30   Challenges in Developing Electric/Hybrid Cars for the National Electric Mobility Plan 2020
11:30 - 11:50   Networking Coffee & Tea Break
11:50 - 12:20   3D Printing Applications in The Automotive Industry Today and in The Future
12:20 - 12:50   Rapidest Prototyping: Automotive Prototype Castings with 3D Printing
12:50 - 13:20   Why 3D Printing in Automotive beyond Prototyping
13:20 - 13:40   Q&A
13:40 - 15:00   Networking Lunch
  • The agenda may be subject to change without notice


Mr. Ajay Purohit is currently handling Center of Competency for Tools and Accessories for Passenger and commercial vehicles of Tata Motors . As well he is responsible for Technical content authoring and management for sales and service of Tata Motors. Also he has contributed as Technical Chief Rapid prototyping and Craftsmanship models at Tata Motors Limited with responsibility for introducing new technologies in areas of advanced manufacturing like 3D printing as well in area of Craftsmanship models manufacturing at Engineering Research Center of Tata Motors. 

Presentation: 3D Printing Applications in The Automotive Industry Today and in The Future


Ms Monika Mahto is a research manager and leads the Center for Integrated Research team from the Mumbai, India office at Deloitte. Over the past decade, Monika has been involved in various research assignments focused on strategic implications of advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D Printing), Internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and Industry 4.0. Monika has developed several original quantitative and qualitative frameworks by using various research methodologies. Her work is cited in research journals, academic curricula, as well as leading media publications in US and India. She worked as the Teaching Assistant and developed content for Deloitte’s first massive open online course (MOOC) on additive manufacturing delivered via Deloitte Insights.

Presentation: The 3D Opportunity: Markets Insights and Trends  

Mr. Rajeev Ranadive is a Technocrat turned business manager and entrepreneur. He founded Pixy Electric Cars Pvt Ltd after accumulating over 35 years of experience in the Automotive industry. He is widely traveled globally and is well informed about the state of the art technology of global automotive industry. He has received several awards for his innovation in the automotive technology such as Proto.In (KPMG & Microsoft) and IIT (B) Innovation in Practice and Innovation Excellence award from Indira Institute of Engineering & Management.

Presentation: Challenges in Developing Electric/Hybrid Cars for the National Electric Mobility Plan 2020

Mr. Vishwanath Godavarty manages the India and South Asia markets for Materialise solutions and services with a focus on Software and related applications. With over 60 B2B customers in the region spread across industries as diverse as automotive, heavy engineering, aerospace, tool & die, jewelry, FMCG, Service bureaus, R&D and general engineering, Vishwanath has intimate access to the regional stakeholders and a keen understanding of applications, potential and the way forward. And with Materialise, Vishwanath has found a medium to homogenize his personal interest in 3DP with an industry pioneer and hopes to influence businesses in India to adopt this technology on a larger scale.

Presentation: Why 3D Printing in Automotive beyond Prototyping

Mr.Sonhar Balagopalan handles major automotive accounts in India and Korea for ACTech GmbH, a Materialise group company focused on automotive prototype castings and machining. He has around 18 years’ experience in the area of rapid prototyping, engineering software and process simulation in the areas of casting, forging, and powder metallurgy. He has worked extensively in these areas to understand and deliver innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies to customers. At ACTech, Sonhar interacts with auto OEM’s, T1 & T2 companies to offer solutions for their powertrain development projects and impart the global best practices in prototype casting development for optimal proto-validation. 

Presentation: Rapidest Prototyping: Automotive Prototype Castings with 3D Printing

Practical Information

Date April 24, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time 9:30 am to 3 pm
Place Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi
Dress code Smart business
Inquiries Please contact Ms Hae Jung at  haejung.yang@materialise.com.my

Quote from Tata Motors

"Materialise Magics, which is a part of the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, is very helpful software in that it provides advanced STL repair tools for fixing our files. It also gives us more confidence to 3D print parts without any defects or deviations, leading to innovative, high-quality products for our customers."

– Yeole Hemkant, Senior Manager – ERC Prototype Manufacturing, Tata Motors

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About Materialise

Headquartered in Belgium, Materialise incorporates 27 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.

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24 Apr 2018
Pune, India
Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi