About us

Indian 3D Printing Network (I3DPn) is a neutral knowledge sharing platform acting as the the one point of contact for the Additive Manufacturing industry in India. The aim of I3DPn is to engage with the AM community on a constant basis and create different modules to catalyse the growth of AM in India. I3DPn has a unique value proposition of providing a unbiased and objectify view on the Indian AM industry. The various initiatives of I3DPn:

  • Tradeshow, Seminars and Focused Roundtables
  • Publishing and Media Platform
  • Market Research and Intelligence
  • AM Training & Consulting

Our Team

Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacruring, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.

He is also a Director at Silversheen Inks & Coatings Pvt. Ltd. (www.silversheen.com), a company which is involved in the manufacturing of printing inks, & coatings. At Silversheen, Aditya is actively involved in business development & strategic planning. He was the instrumental in the appointment of Silversheen Inks & Coatings Pvt Ltd as the authorised distributor for graphic and industrial inkjet inks and associated ancillary products by Chimigraf Ibérica SL, Spain for the Indian subcontinent.

He is also the Founder & CEO at Inkjet Forum India, which is a knowledge-sharing platform for disruptive printing technology. Inkjet Forum India organizes conference, educations programs, and exhibitions in the areas of digital textile printing, industrial inkjet & 3D Printing.

Aditya speaks at leading conferences worldwide on the development and evolution of inkjet printing.

Aditya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from University of Central Lancashire, Preston and a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from University of Manchester, UK.


Dilip Raghavan

Dilip Raghavan is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services LLP (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which will cater solely to new emerging markets and industries. CNT has already created a new event for the 3D printing industry, and has entered the digital and inkjet printing space, through its acquisition of Inkjet forum India.

He is also the Managing Director of Colour Publications Pvt Ltd, India’s oldest publishing houses for techno-commercial journals in India. They have been in existence for over 65 years and publish seven periodical B2B titles for varying industries such as paints/coatings, plastics/polymers/packaging, textiles, nonwovens/technical textiles, inkjet printing, 3D Printing, chemicals, personal/home care, food, pharma, etc. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for these titles, all of which have chemistry and coloration as their fundamental commonality. All of these titles are the undisputed leaders in their space in India, with a significant presence and recognition globally too.

He was instrumental in recently forging a Joint Venture alliance, wherein the Paintindia Exhibition became part of the European Coatings Show alliance. He continues to be a majority stakeholder in this event, and the Managing Director of Exponova Exhibitions and Conferences (I) Pvt Ltd, the JV entity. He is also the Co-Founder of a new start-up entity called Trademill Technologies Pvt Ltd, which is a technology outfit designed to serve the online business needs of various B2B industries, with a special emphasis on the chemical industry.

He frequently represents India and the industries that he serves through his publications at international forums both as a Media Representative, and at times as a country speaker.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.E.) with a specialisation in Electronics and Telecommunications from Mumbai University. married, with one son. He is an avid animal-lover. His hobbies include extensive reading and public-speaking.


I3DPn Ambassadors

Dr Nilesh Shah

Dr Nilesh Shah is an eminent Radiologist having established one of the foremost diagnostic imaging and lab chains in the country, NM Medical. He is famous for introducing novel, cutting-edge technologies in the #Radiology and #Pathology space across his diagnostic centres in Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore.

Sanjay Pathak,

Director, Alignwise Smile Technologies

Dr John Nesan

Centre for Technology Assisted Reconstructive Surgery Pvt. Ltd.
He is a maxillofacial surgeon by profession with chain of 3 dental clinics running in Chennai. He has over 10 years of experience in working with Rapid prototyping and stereolithographic models, and also being associated with market leaders like Materialise, 3DSystems etc.

Bhrigu Ahuja

Founder, AMCG

Guruprasad Rao

Director and Mentor Leadership Team, Imaginarium India Pvt. Ltd.
He is the Director – Technology and Operations at Imaginarium India Pvt.Ltd. Asia’s largest 3D printing Company. His current focus is on building Imaginarium Academy, Technology partnerships besides Technology mentoring at Imaginarium. Rao holds double masters with 29 years of experience encompassing Industry & Academia.

Dr Vasantha Kumar

Consulting Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging
Dr. Vasanthakumar Venugopal is a medical doctor who is a specialist radiologist. After his MBBS and MD in Radiology, he worked as an assistant professor at Maulana Azad medical college. Currently he is the head of Radiology at Institute of Brain and Spine Hospitals in New Delhi. He is also a consultant radiologist with Mahajan Imaging, New Delhi.

Shlomo Magdassi

Professor at Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
His research focuses on formation, formulation and applications of micro and nanoparticles in various fields, including 2D, 3D and 4D printing. The results of some of his research led to industrial activities such as worldwide sales and establishing new
companies. Currently he is the Head of the Institute of Chemistry, and of the Functional and 3D Printing Center at The Hebrew University.
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Mahesh Kothawale

B. E. – Mechanical from College of Engineering, Pune
Total of 40 years of work experience, out of which,23 years in Operations – Automobile, Rubber & Plastics Industries.
Working currently as Regional Head of DesignTech Systems Ltd. at Mumbai & Goa Regions. In addition to this responsibility, working as Solidscape – Business Manager in India & SAARC Countries. Working in 3D Printing Domain since last 10 years.

Andy Kalambi

President & CEO, RIZE Inc.
Andy joined Rize as President and Chief Executive Officer with more than 25 years’ experience in executive and general management, sales and business development across industries and global geographies. Most recently, he built a distinguished career at Dassault Systèmes, where he served in multiple roles, including CEO of the ENOVIA brand and the global executive of the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform driving digital transformation initiatives within global enterprises.

Gil Lavi

Founder & CEO 3D Alliances
Gil is the founder of 3D Alliances – a consulting company that supports 3d-printing companies in their global channel deployment, go-to-market strategy and execution. 3D Alliances is the world largest hub of 3d-printing resellers – over 1,000 companies from 71 countries. Gil began his career in the printing industry in the mid 90s working for two printing giants HP (Indigo) and Kodak (Scitex), holding technical and sales management roles.

Nilay Parikh

Global Project Manager – Additive Manufacturing with Danfoss
He is in-charge of setting up the internal Danfoss Additive Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Competency Centers in Europe, US and Asia. Having successfully set the Danfoss European ADM Center at the HQ in Denmark, he recently moved back to the United States to start the implementation of the North American AM Center. Nilay is also in-charge of training and development of the Danfoss workforce in AM and evangelizing of Additive and Digital Manufacturing methodologies across Danfoss globally.

Dr. Suyog Jhavar

Dr. Suyog Jhavar is currently working as Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Atria Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He is also professor in-charge for Centre of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing at the institute. He received Ph. D. in Metal Additive Manufacturing from Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India in 2014 and Master of Technology in Welding engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India in 2010. He served various national and international organizations including University of Texas, USA as Assistant Research Scientist.

I3DPn Guest Authors

Shubham Saxena

Management Trainee for AM / 3D Printing at Imaginarium (India)
Worked as a Metal Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer at Objectify Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Delhi. Majority of tasks there include Parameter Optimization, Build Preparation, Build Initiation, Testing on Different Materials, etc. Completed Master’s in Additive Manufacturing from National Institute of Technology Warangal. Did my Master’s Project work at Laser Additive Manufacturing Lab, RRCAT Indore, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India.

Surya Pratap Singh

Research professional in Additive Manufacturing from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
Mr Surya Pratap Singh is working in the field of Design for Additive Manufacturing since last six years. He is an expert in the modelling and simulation of lattice structures. He is involved in the design of orthopaedic implants, Circular bed SLM machine, topology optimization, product design, use of DOE and neural network in Additive Manufacturing. He served also as a researcher in IIT- Kanpur.