In the year 2020, the global market for 3D printing products and services was valued at around 12.6 billion U.S. dollars. Also, the industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of some 17 percent between 2020 and 2023.
These statistics are enough to say that the 3D printing market is here to stay and grow. The growth of the industry is backed by the strategic launch of a number of new ventures.
Today in this brand story, we are going to learn more about one such venture named MELT.
It is one of the leading product design and development service providers from Eastern India where they are utilizing the Industry 4.0 technologies like 3D printing to bridge the gap between prototyping and production and to be the one-stop solution for the complete product development needs.
MELT is a Rapid Production Service providing startup working on bridging the gap between prototyping and production, with the initial focus on utilizing the advanced 3D Printing technology to design and develop prototypes.
The company is now focusing on providing prototyping as well as production solutions, covering industrial manufacturing methods such as Sheet Metal Fabrication, Injection Molding, etc.
The firm was established in the year 2017 in the eastern region of the country i.e. Kolkata, West Bengal. Soon after their start, they expanded their branches to Kanpur and Patna. The company is serving clients with its services throughout India especially in the cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad & New Delhi.
MELT’s Vision and Mission
MELT’s vision is totally driven by customer satisfaction which allows them to provide the best quality production services at affordable rates.
The startup has been running successfully for the last few years and has emerged as the leading service provider in 3D Printing across Eastern India. MELT started with a single FDM machine placed inside a Kitchen of a hostel premise which has now developed into a full-fledged, profitable business, with over 15 in-house machines and supplies across India.
Right from the beginning, their team is working on a mission of digitizing manufacturing by providing end-to-end product development solutions under one roof.
🏷️ Tagline: Bridging the gap between prototyping and production.
About The Founder
Founder – Ishan Bajpai
Ishan Bajpai is a B.Tech graduate in Mechanical Engineering with majors in Engineering Design, He has got around 4+ years of industrial experience across a few different verticals.
He has always been a tech-oriented person since the early days of his college and has worked on a number of industrial projects delivering quality products.
MELT’s Story and How It All Started
Ishan Bajpai always had an interest in technology and development. He started researching Additive manufacturing technology and its advantages in late 2018.
After he has got enough understanding of the technology and market, he finally decided to start as a freelancer to have knowledge and grip over the pricing and technical areas.
In the beginning, it was not easy for him to get clients but after a lot of struggle, a client got convinced for getting a product developed by Ishan Bajpai at a cheaper cost compared to the market prices. On that very same day, Ishan decided to purchase a single desktop FDM machine and start producing the product.
The company was established later in the month of May in the year 2018. Since then, Ishan Bajpai with his team is delivering products and services across India. From a single machine placed in a hostel kitchen to a full-fledged profitable business, Ishan Bajpai worked hard to make it happen.
Major Challenges During Initial Days
Just as any other startup, the journey for MELT was never easy. Right from developing a strong vision to land in a competitive market was itself challenging.
Ishan Bajpai had many sleepless weeks in order to shape the company and keep the vision intact. He was handling both a full-time job and the startup in the earlier days. But, because of his strong will and trust in his idea, he was able to make MELT a reality.
MELT has come this far because of those few people who had shown their support throughout the journey be it friends, flatmates, and family. They trusted and had shown faith in the vision either financially, morally, or psychologically and thus made the journey a bit easier and workable for Ishan and his team.
Their Current Growth And Future Plans
The 3D printing market is very competitive and new ventures are emerging every other day. Every other venture is trying to acquire as much market as possible and thus to keep moving forward, MELT is focusing on quality rather than quantity.
Their quality products with unmatched pricing distinguish them from the rest and are one of the major reasons for their growth. Right after their initial success, Ishan Bajpai convinced his brother to join their vision and that helped them in scaling things at a better pace.
At present, the company is helping the work for a lot of big and renowned organizations in the North-Eastern region of India. In the future, they are exploring the possibilities of exporting products the foreign countries like the US, UK, and Germany where the potential of 3D Printing is more.
💖 MELT’s Support During Covid-19 Pandemic
When the whole world was put on lockdown and the supply chain for important supplies was affected, 3D printing startups came together to develop face shields, masks, ventilators, and more. MELT was the first startup to develop and provide face shields in the Kolkata region where they supplied more than 1 lakh in quantity.
Their team supported Government Hospitals, Colleges, Doctors, Front line workers, and Healthcare staff with 3D Printing solutions which received a tremendous response, and thus they were able to help the ones in need.
Frequently Asked Questions About MELT
What is MELT?
MELT is one of the leading product design and development service providers from Eastern India where they are utilizing the Industry 4.0 technologies like 3D printing to bridge the gap between prototyping and production.
Who is the Founder of MELT?
Ishan Bajpai is the Founder and CEO of MELT. He is a B.Tech graduate in Mechanical Engineering with majors in Engineering Design, He has got around 4+ years of industrial experience across a few different verticals.
What Are The Major Industries They Serve?
MELT caters to the needs of various different industrial verticals, offering complete product development solutions. These include Automobile, Architecture, the Internet of Things, Electronics, Jewelry, and Healthcare. You can know more about their products on their website.