Techtonic 2018

The Future Of Design

Ethereal Machines’ 5-axis 3D printer could alter the face of conventional manufacturing

Photographs by Deepak G Pawar

At first glance, Ethereal Machines seems to be just another start-up: it was founded in a garage in India’s start-up capital Bengaluru by two engineers fresh out of college. Dig deeper and the story reveals different hues. Unlike most Indian start-ups, which take the services route, Ethereal Machines, co-founded by Kaushik Mudda and Navin Jain, is in the manufacturing space. And, in less than four years, the two have made a mark internationally for their innovative thinking. At the prestigious Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Ethereal Machines won the Best of Innovation award in the 3D printing category. It is also the first Indian company to ever win this award in any category.