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GM and Stratasys Launch India’s First 3D Print Art Program

Will help GM design team utilize 3D printing technology

Oct 09, 2015   16:20 IST 

General Motors in partnership with Stratasys India has launched India’s first 3D Print Art program for GM’s design employees in Bangalore.


The three-month exercise gives GM designers the opportunity to compete to create 3D printed structures to better understand how 3D technology can support their work. They will also learn how to develop their own 3D designs to provide better solutions for GM customers.


From resilient prototypes to high-performance end-use parts, 3D printing breaks down barriers to innovation for manufacturers across segments,” said Anil Saini ,Director – Design, General Motors Technical Center (GMTC). “Through this unique 3D printing program, we aim to refine our team’s form visualization skills and enhance their design sensitivity.”


The program is being carried out in stages:

  • A two-day workshop took place in August for 15 GM designers, led by artist and teacher Ravi Kumar Kashi at the Stratasys 3D Printing Experience Center in Bangalore. Kashi’s work has been exhibited at museums, art galleries and art fairs around the world.

  • The 15 designers have two months to conceptualize and create their models.


  • A special jury consisting of professionals from Stratasys and GM along with other industry veterans will judge the models based on the uniqueness of the idea, aesthetics, attention to detail and potential to develop the idea as an executable design. The announcement of the best model will be made in November, with the winning design 3D printed by Stratasys and displayed at both GM’s office and the Stratasys 3D Printing Experience Center in Bangalore.


3D printing is changing the way the world is manufacturing,” said Stratasys India General Manager Rajiv Bajaj. “We are delighted to partner with the designers from GM India to prove 3D printing’s potential, even in abstract art forms.”


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About Stratasys

Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the United States and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the digital parts manufacturing service, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. Stratasys has more than 3,000 employees, holds over 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 30 awards for its technology and leadership. More information is available online at: or

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An Art model created by GM Designers during two day work shop held at Stratasys office, Bangalore
An Art model created by GM Designers during two day work shop held at Stratasys office, Bangalore
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