P@SHA Training Series: 3D Printing – The Power to Print

3D Printing

Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) organized a training session on “3D Printing – The Power to Print” on May 30, 2014. The session was conducted in collaboration with P@SHA member Arpatech at its state of the art premises in Karachi.

The very first of its kind session was a treat for 3D enthusiasts who gathered together to witness live 3D printing demonstrations given by our local 3D printing guru, Syed Ali Ahsan.

3D Printing

Ahsan is a Mechanical Engineer graduated from NED University and also holds a Masters in IT degree from Hamdard University. He has a keen interest in 3D Computer Graphics and Designing with over 12 years of experience in the field of Computer Generated Imagery. He works as a Technical Director at Sharp Image – one of the leading animation studios of Pakistan and also had the privilege of working on two Hollywood film projects.

The two hour session was exciting and informative to the core where the trainer shared visual examples of 3D printers at work, talked about a number of 3D printers and discussed 3D prototypes at length. He also displayed the making of the Delta Bot 3D printer and its first print to the audience.

3D Printing

The trainer discussed how 3D printing works generally and the growing future of 3D printing globally. One of the most thrilling parts of the session was the print yourself videos, which the participants enjoyed tremendously.

In conclusion, Ali Ahsan highlighted some of the key points required for 3D printing to flourish in Pakistan such as hackerspaces, 3D print training, printing services, DIY kits, prosthetics, industrial engineering and R&D to name a few.

Ahsan is among the few people in Pakistan who have made their own 3D printers and is now working towards building an eco-system which would enable 3D printing accessible to enthusiasts in Pakistan.

P@SHA is extremely grateful to Syed Ali Ahsan for taking out the time to conduct such a unique session; Arpatech as always for facilitating the event and the participants who attended the session.

There are many more interesting sessions lined up as part of the P@SHA training series in the future, so keep watching this space for more updates.


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