Lord Ganesha in 3D Printed Avatar


By K. Ashwin Mob: 09920183006 Email: indianshowbusiness@gmail.com

Starting today, citizens of Bangalore can treat themselves to a very distinctive display of Lord Ganesha. For the first time in India, A 3D printed AshtaVinayaka idols will be displayed at M.G Road Metro Station’s “Rangoli – Metro Art Centre”. The display will be available for public viewing from 28th Aug to 7th Sept 2014.

An initiative of Bangalore based Altem Technologies, a pioneer in professional 3D printers in India and a ‘Strategic Vision Partner’ of Stratasys Ltd – a world leader in 3D printers; the 3D-printed Ganesha consists of 8 idols, inspired by temples in MaharashtraLike Ashtavinayaka, Siddivinayaka, Dagdusheth Halwai etc

The installation spans 6 feet in height and 5 feet in width, and is an endeavor by Altem to create awareness about the possibilities of 3D printing amongst the public.

Mr. Prasad Rodagi, Founder Director – ALTEM Technologies(P) Ltd. said, “Lord Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, and as the god of intellect and wisdom. Being the god of beginnings, he is worshiped at the start of rituals and ceremonies. 3D Printing is a technology used right in the beginning of the engineering design cycle to overcome flaws in design & development of new products. Invariably, any product takes 3D Printed form before taking its commercial avatar. Additionally, an idol of Ganesha is one of the most intricate idols in India, which can give the viewer can excellent idea about the possibilities of 3D Printing. Hence, Lord Ganesha is being 3D Printed in this scale for the first time in the country on the occasion of Ganesha Chathurthi.”

“We wanted to showcase this unique experience to tech savvy Bangaloreans & also Ganesha devotees under one roof. Enthusiasts can explore technology behind it, while devotees can get a glimpse of the 12 avatars of the deity & take a mini Ashtavinayaka pilgrimage from this art gallery!” says Mr. Srinivas Shastry, Director (Technical) – ALTEM Technologies (P) Ltd.

All the idols were created exclusively through professional 3D Printer. The Ganesha 3D Printed models are created by 3D scanning the idols & then printed in Stratasys FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) & Polyjet technology based 3D Printers, capturing every intricate detail in the idol.

This initiative is conceptualised and presented by ‘India SME 100 Awardee’ ALTEM TECHNOLOGIES (P) LTD., to popularize professional 3D printing in India. ALTEM a leader in 3D Printing brings this exclusive experience along with STRATASYS – an innovation spearhead in 3D Printers with largest installed base in India and worldwide.


Altem Technologies, founded in 2011 by Mr. Prasad Rodagi and his associates, is the industry leader and has been instrumental in popularizing 3D printing technology to India. The company is a strategic vision partner for Stratasys Ltd, a leader in global 3D printing technology, and the pioneer value added reseller (VAR) for Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE PLM solutions in India.

ALTEM is operating out of seven major cities in India viz. Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad. Altem is also the pioneer of printmyCAD.com, where the company offers their customers to try out 3D printed parts for their own designs at free of cost.

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