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Wipro unveils 3D metal printing unit in Bengaluru

It will bring in a new revolution in the world of 3D printing. 

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Wipro unveils 3D metal printing unit in Bengaluru. IANS
Wipro unveils 3D metal printing unit in Bengaluru. IANS
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  • Wipro introduces 3D printing unit in Bengaluru
  • It is first of its kind
  • It will bring in a new revolution in the world of 3D printing

Global software major Wipro’s three dimensional (3D) metal printing facility was unveiled by its Chairman Azim Premji in this tech hub on Wednesday.

“The 12,000 sq.ft. centre has various capabilities that include building up technology, post-processing, research, characterisation and validation facilities,” said the city-based IT major in a statement here. The company, however, did not disclose the cost of this high-tech facility.

3D printing unveiled by Wipro in Bengaluru. VOA News
3D printing unit unveiled in Bengaluru. VOA News

The software major’s 3D printing business unit, Wipro3D, has been providing services to aerospace, space, industrial, automotive, healthcare, oil and gas and heavy engineering sectors in the country.

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Wipro3D was set up in 2012 here under the Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, a hydraulic cylinder manufacturing unit of the software major. The company soon plans to take its 3D printing services across the world, said the statement, although no details were specified of its expansion plans.

“We see 3D printing as a critical component in the digital manufacturing strategy of any enterprise,” said Wipro3D’s Business Head Ajay Parikh in the statement. One of the country’s earliest 3D printed metal component in space was built by Wipro, he added. IANS

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Swiggy to use digital payments for delivery fleet

Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to "change the way India eats" and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others

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Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Monday said it would use privately-run ICICI Bank to allow its delivery fleet to make digital payments.

“Through the use of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-based solution for instant fund transfers and automated cash deposit machines at ICICI Bank branches and ATMs across the country, the delivery fleet will have a hassle-free way of transferring funds,” the company said in a statement. Swiggy operates with a fleet of over 20,000 delivery persons delivering food from over 25,000 restaurants across 12 cities.

These digital payments will prevent leakage in cash payments. Wikimedia Commons

With cash-on-delivery being a widely used method of payment on the platform, the digital payment methods allow the delivery men to quickly transfer the funds to Swiggy, saving their time, according to the statement.

“With the delivery fleet being the backbone of Swiggy, the adoption of the digital payment solutions will support the ease of operations and save their time and thousands of kilometres of travel,” said the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rahul Bothra in the statement. The digital payment methods will also help in preventing any cash leakages, the company said.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to “change the way India eats” and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others. IANS

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