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EOS Academia program promotes 3D printing at universities and research institutions

Leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, EOS, is expanding its Academia program to promote powder-based 3D printing at universities and research institutions. After registering, participating institutions can benefit from exclusive access to regular updates from the Additive Manufacturing world, such as sample applications, white papers, and various activities specially designed for the academic field. They will also get an exclusive access to three new packages. The combination of specialized training with the practical use of their own 3D printing systems will enable both researchers and lecturers to experience firsthand the host of possibilities this technology offers. As such they can actively teach their knowledge to others. At the same time, universities can increase their appeal as centers of education by utilizing the expertise they have gained to offer a corresponding range of courses on key 3D printing technology topics.

Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO and speaker of the Corporate Management at EOS GmbH, says, “As a technology and market leader, it is essential for us to prepare the scientists and students of today for the professional requirements of tomorrow. For this reason, with our Academia program we are specifically promoting universities and research institutions by providing them with the best possible and state-of-the-art equipment.”

For more than 20 years, EOS has successfully supported researchers and academics with its Academia program and enabled them to purchase EOS systems at favorable conditions. Over 300 EOS systems are already in use at various universities and research institutions worldwide. These include the Technical University of Munich, the University of Wolverhampton (UK), the California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, USA) and the Incheon PolyTech (Seoul, South Korea).

Prof B Kumar promoted as HOD, Deptt of Printing Technology

Prof B Kumar, PhD has been promoted as Head of Department, Department of Printing Technology, College of Engineering, Guindy. Dr B Kumar began his career as a printing technologist in the year 1980 after his Diploma in Printing Technology, with Metal Box India, Bombay as Management Trainee till 1984. Then he joined the Department of Printing Technology, Anna University, Tamil Nadu as a Staff when the B.E. Degree Programme in Printing Technology was introduced for the first time ever in the whole of South East Asia. He obtained his B.E. in Printing Engineering, from Pune University, in1995, and MS (By Research) in 2001 and obtained his Ph.D. for his work for 'Devising a Test Procedure to Quantify Smash Recovering ability of Offset Rubber Blankets at different Torques,' under the guidance of Prof Lalitha Jayaraman, and with the help of Mr K Balaji, MD, Mr K Krishnan and Mr R P Lakshmivenkatraman of 'The Hindu', in the year 2007.

–RM Senthilnathan

Print Expo, Chennai – an update

The 9th edition of the annual Printexpo, conducted by Intel Traders & Exhibitors, Mumbai, was successfully held from August 18-20 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. The 3-day fair could count satisfactory footfalls from across the country. A couple of exhibitors when asked could report good business also with further enquiries. There were just a couple of offset small web offset at the show. The demand for digital consumables and digital lamination equipments could be seen all across. Packaging was another attraction. Usual trio – Xerox, Canon and Ricoh – were quite satisfied with their participation at the show. All in all, Chennai printing fraternity welcomed this Annual Printexpo with usual gusto and enthusiasm.

-D Ramalingam, Chennai

Kodak endeavours to support local community

The foundation of every prosperous society is built on educating our youth. For the vast majority of children in India, who attend government-run primary schools in rural areas, access to basic resources, like school supplies, is a challenge that impacts learning outcomes and the quality of education.

To help combat this problem, Kodak has teamed up with India’s Youth for People and Aroehan, two local NGOs, to deliver 5,000 notebooks to children across schools in Mokhada in rural Maharashtra. Kodak’s support for this important program in 2017 is part of the company’s Print For Good initiative which is focused on promoting literacy around the world. The global program partners with printers and industry stakeholders to target high need areas with book drives, book donations and the printing of school materials and supplies to support literacy efforts on a global basis. For the 2017 Youth for People Notebook Donation program, Kodak worked with its local customer Nemlaxmi Books to print the 5,000 notebooks, using Kodak technology.

Punjab Kesari flags off the 444th truck of relief material

In view of the terrorists' and irrevocable activities of Pak troops on the border of Jammu and Kashmir and the loss of lives of innocent inhabitants of these areas, compelled the people of border areas to migrate to safer places in Jammu Distt, and its surroundings leaving everything behind.

Punjab Kesari Group has been sending trucks carrying articles of daily use for the migrants since October 1999 and so far 443 trucks carrying such items have been despatched. More recently, they flagged off 444th truck of relief material for distribution to the migrants.

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