is a Patent Research Associate with IDS Infotech Limited, where he manages various IP related projects, such as novelty search, invalidation, infringement analysis, FTO and technology scouting. He is enthusiastic towards new technology advancements, specifically in the field of 3D Printing, IoT, biomedical devices, and connected vehicles.
He earned his Master’s in CAD/CAM Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, where his work majorly revolved around 3D Printing based manufacturing of conventional machining tools, assistive robotics and IoT based physiological parameter monitoring.
Conceiving of an idea and then turning that idea into an actual end-product were two distinct processes prior to the era of 3D printing. But thanks to recent advancements in technology, what used to take a number of days can now become a reality with just one click. However, that “single click” involves generating a computer-aided design (CAD) model, creating the required Standard Triangle Language (STL) file, converting it into machine codes, pre-setting the machine for the desired material, and then, finally, printing it. 3D printing is thus as easy as printing a letter on your desk jet printer on the one hand, and as difficult as setting up a lathe machine on your tabletop on the other. Considering all of the variables, the question becomes, is 3D printing adoptable for the average consumer?