“Lord Ganesha is widely reverenced as the remover of obstacles, is the god of intellect and wisdom. Being the god of beginnings, he is worshiped at the start of rituals and ceremonies. On the other hand, 3D Printing is a technology used right in the beginning of the engineering design cycle to overcome flaws in design & development of new products” says Prasad Rodagi – Founder Director of ALTEM Technologies (P) Ltd.

Further he added “Invariably any product takes 3D Printed form before taking its commercial avatar. Hence Ganesha, an obstacle remover is being 3D Printed in this scale for the first time in the country. A Professional 3D Printer is a ‘must use’ tool for any new product development in an R&D centre”.

3D Printed Ashtavinayaka thus created, are available for public viewing from 28th August till 7th September at Rangoli – The Metro Art Center M G Road Bangalore. Few other famous Ganesha’s of Maharashtra like Shree Siddhivinayak, Mumbai and Dagadusheth Halwai, Pune are also 3D Printed & displayed. People can walk-in and see around 12 Ganesha idols printed using Stratasys’ FDM & Polyjet technologies.

“We are giving this unique experience for tech savvy & also Ganesha devotees under one roof. Enthusiasts can explore technology, while devotees can see 12 avatars of the deity & take Ashtavinayaka pilgrimage from this art gallery” says Srinivas Shastry, Director – Technical of ALTEM.

All the idols are beautifully built and depicts the quality and intricate designs printed from a professional 3D Printer. The GANESHA 3D Printed models are created by 3D scanning the idols & then printed in Stratasys make of FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) & Polyjet technology based 3D Printers.

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.