Making its emergence into the Education sector, Phillips Machine Tools India and Markforged recently collaborated with Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, located in Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamil Nadu, to establish its new Centre of Excellence named ‘Gurugulam’ on campus. The MoU was signed to implement a Metal XTM System – An accessible end-to-end metal 3D printing solution , which would facilitate all the engineering students across departments to develop their skills and drive research and development for their industrial projects. The Gurugulam Centre of Excellence (CoE) would offer opportunities to the students to learn metalworking technologies such as Turning, Milling, Grinding, Welding, Additive, etc. This will develop their skills before becoming a sophomore, where they can opt for specific courses to learn elaborately. Among many academic reforms adopted by the institute, the ‘Gurugulam’ will augment students ability in the direction of emerging technologies like additive manufacturing that will propel growth and open new career opportunities. The Markforged Metal XTM 3D printer can print complex metal parts in the widest variety of advanced metals and is non-hazardous to nature.
“We have always fostered learning, discovery, innovation, and expression, at our Institute. Our reforms aim to inculcate scientific temper, efficiency, integrity, and values amongst the students and transform them into good citizens and valued employees, entrepreneurs, and academicians. Our students have always academically performed exceptionally well at global competitions in all the technological domains. Our Centre of Excellence will benefit our students enormously. Partnering with Phillips and Markforged in implementing the Metal X 3D printer will be an added advantage for our Gurugulam, as it allows the students to experiment with various materials in a classroom environment and help them in preparing for the global competitions in the future”, says the Management of Bannari Amman Institute of Technology.
We are excited to partner with BIT to drive the industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing skills on their campus. With this collaboration, we look forward to bringing our best in-class technology to the students and preparing them for their professional journey with the skills required for today and tomorrow in the world of additive manufacturing.

Anuj Budhiraja, Country Manager – India, Markforged

We are extremely happy to partner with BIT as the Additive Manufacturing Technology partner for their new center of excellence – Gurugulam. This collaboration will surely help students to get hands-on experience with the most robust and reliable additive manufacturing technology and prepare them for the future of manufacturing.

Mr. Sumeet Bengeri Business Head, Phillips Additive

About Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT) is an autonomous, Engineering College affiliated to Anna University, Chennai, established in 1996. BIT has adopted academic reforms that are aimed at inculcating scientific temper, efficiency, integrity, and values among the student community, which transforms them into good citizens and valued employees, entrepreneurs or academicians. It also encourages teachers to have teaching accountability, morals and values and to be role models to the students. Focus is also made to ensure that the needs of all sections of students are catered to.

About Phillips Machine Tools

Phillips Machine Tools India is a 100% owned subsidiary of Phillips Corporation, USA. For more than 60 years, the federal government, private sector industry, and education leaders have trusted the experts at Phillips to solve their most significant manufacturing challenges. Our mission is to create legendary value for the manufacturing community by unlocking solutions to propel capabilities, profitability, and productivity. Phillips represents a robust combination of equipment, applications expertise, and well-suited services to meet the growing range of present and future manufacturing application requirements. Learn more about Phillips at

About Markforged

Markforged is reimagining how humans build everything by leading a technology-driven transformation of manufacturing with solutions for enterprises and societies in the world. The Markforged Digital Forge brings the power and speed of agile software development to industrial manufacturing, combining hardware, software, and materials to solve supply-chain problems right at the point of need. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Markforged has its headquarters in Watertown, Massachusetts, where it designs its products with over 350 employees worldwide.

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