India's defence sector PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Wipro 3D, the metal additive manufacturing business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) have signed an MoU to design, develop, manufacture and repair aerospace components using metal additive technology, said a statement.
“Qualification of parts for aerospace is challenging as it would require prove out and extensive testing followed by certification by regulatory authorities. This cooperation would be a unique opportunity for both the parties and metal 3D printing has the potential to play a significant role in the success of national aerospace and defense platforms, including HAL's own needs,” stated said Shekhar Shrivastava, CEO, Bengaluru Complex, HAL.
— HAL (@HALHQBLR) January 2, 2020
“This MoU will bring Metal 3D printing into the mainstream of India's aerospace. It further strengthens our collaborative efforts to create additive technology leadership in Aerospace,” said Pratik Kumar, CEO, WIN.