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Wipro 3D Collaborates with HAL to Manufacture Metal 3D Printed Aircraft Engine Component

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India's 1st metal 3D printed aircraft engine

Wipro 3D has collaborated with Engine Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to Manufacture Aero Engine Component, Nozzle Guide Vane (also called the Inner Ring), 3D Printed in a high temperature resilient steel A286 operating in the hot zone using Metal 3D Printing.

  • The Inner Ring has also received Airworthiness Certifications from Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC).

Background:

In January, 2020,  HAL, India’s aerospace and defence company and  Wipro 3D, the metal additive manufacturing (AM) business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), have signed a 1st of its kind MOU to design, develop, prove out, manufacture and repair of Aerospace Components using Metal Additive Technology.

Key Info:

The Wipro3D manufactured components will be installed in HAL manufactured helicopter engines.

What is CEMILAC?

It is a regulatory body under Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO), Ministry of Defence(MoD) that provides Airworthiness Certification for Military Aircraft, Helicopters, Aero-engines, Air launched weapons and other Airborne Stores.

Director/ Chief Executive– APVS Prasad
Headquarters– Bengaluru, Karnataka

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About Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL):
Chairman and Managing Director–  R Madhavan
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka

About Wipro 3D:

It is the metal Additive Manufacturing-AM(3D) business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN)
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka
Vice President and Business Head– Ajay Parikh