Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), one of the main defense, aerospace and defense companies of the Indian Ministry of Defense, and Wipro 3D, the metal 3D printing company of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ). Together, aerospace components made of metal are to be developed, manufactured, and used with the help of 3D printing, as HAL announced on its website .
New Materials of 3D Printing of Metal
According to the HAL, the agreement aims to concentrate on the development, testing, and application of new materials for 3D printing of metal. For Shekhar Shrivastava, CEO, Bengaluru Complex, HAL, the qualification of parts for use in the aerospace industry is a challenge. Evidence and extensive tests are often required to finally obtain certification from the supervisory authorities.
“This collaboration is a unique opportunity for both parties. Metal 3D printing has the potential to play an important role in aviation and defense platforms, ”added Shekhar Shrivastava.
With the metal 3D printing system that Wipro 3D and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are currently developing, Wipro 3D aims to make 3D printing more important and successful in India. The EBM metal printer is currently still in an early development phase.
3D Metal Printing In India
The Memorandum of Understanding is a good chance to bring metal 3D printing to the center of Indian aerospace. Together, the companies could expand their leadership in additive aerospace technology. A market study from 2016 showed that the demand for 3D printing will increase in the coming years. According to 6WResearch, the market is expected to grow to $ 62 million by 2022.
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