Bengaluru: Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inaugurated India’s pioneering post office built entirely using 3D printing technology. The inauguration took place on Friday at Bengaluru’s Cambridge Layout, situated close to Ulsoor Bazaar. The innovative post office, spanning 1100 square feet, is a remarkable example of technological advancement.
“A new picture of India that we saw interms of this 3D-printed technology. Nobody thought that India would be developing its own 4G and 5G technology. Nobody ever imagined that India would emerge as a developer or manufacturer of telecom technology. Nobody ever thought that the country would be able to design and manufacture a world-class train,” said Minister Vaishnaw.
Further, praising the government, the Union Minister said, “It has been possible because the country has got a decisive leadership and a leader who has faith in his countrymen’s capabilities.”
3D printing technology has emerged as a rapid and revolutionary approach to construction. By utilising computer-aided design, it constructs three-dimensional objects through a layering method. Notably, around a year ago, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati achieved a milestone by creating a 3D-printed sentry post for the Indian Army, demonstrating indigenous research and development program.