ADDit Concept Tool – Innovation based on Additive Manufacturing

Check out the 3D-printed hammer drill developed by students of ETH Zurich at IIT Bombay, Techfest .

Event Details


International Pavillion
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra India


December 26, 2015 2:30 am - December 28, 2015 11:30 am

swissnex India continues its collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay by bringing students of ETH Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts to the Techfest.

The Concept tool, a hammer drill, was developed by students of mechanical and electrical engineering, ETH Zurich and industrial design, Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK). The main goal of the project is to show the potentials of Additive Manufacturing (3D-printing technologies) and its benefits for industrial application. With these technologies, complex structures can be designed allowing the integration of additional gadgets in the limited space of a hammer drill, such as electronic aides or a system to vacuum dust. At this year’s Techfest in Mumbai, two students will present the prototype and the key learnings acquired with Additive Manufacturing during the development of the Concept Tool.

For additional information visit the website or Facebook page.

ETH Zurich students at IIT Bombay Techfest –

Manuel currently studies Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich and focuses on product development. Within the Focus-Project ADDit Concept Tool he designed components, mainly the battery case of the Concept Tool and its innovative magnetic lock. Besides being part of the development he contributed with finance and sponsor management of the project.
Manuel Heckhorn Ghilardi
Oliver is currently a Master Student in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich, focusing on product development and manufacturing. In the Focus-Project he designed the front case of the Concept Tool and was responsible for project and sponsor management.
Oliver Kirchhoff