Indian authorities just inaugurated an Additive Manufacturing facility at the Airport City, in Bengaluru. The initiative is the result of a partnership between the Peekay Group and Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL).
“We are excited to inaugurate this state-of-the-art 3D printing facility at our Airport City and partner with the Peekay Group,” stated Rao Munukutla, CEO, BACL. “This facility will act as a catalyst to help transform our Airport City into a technology hub. From healthcare to sustainable construction and aerospace, 3D printing helps develop a culture of creativity and scope for scaling innovation across industries. This technology will further help consolidate Bengaluru’s strategic position as a knowledge-based economy, and as the Silicon Valley of India. A technology hub coupled with upcoming world-class retail, dining, and entertainment facilities will make our Airport City a truly global destination.”
The facility houses a production centre and an experience zone that will train individuals and students in 3D printing. It will also be an incubation centre for those who want to ideate innovative solutions. One of the aims of this new set-up is to increase awareness about 3D printing applications and to train technology experts who want to upgrade their skills.
“With our vast experience and the trust for quality, delivery and cost which we have built over the last few decades, we are confident that Peekay can contribute immensely towards skill development, design-based thinking, and optimisation of products for customer benefit. Over and above this, we intend to tie up with world-renowned universities to embark on various training programs and symposiums to nurture the enthusiasm and creativity in today’s youth by utilising design-based reasoning as a foundation to synchronise all manufacturing processes,” says K.E. Shanavaz, Joint Managing Director, Peekay Group.
The announcement follows the recent inauguration of Agnikul’s Facility for 3D Printed Rocket Engines. Beyond the opportunities in terms of jobs and economics that these facilities will bring, it’s fair to note that India is currently building the image of a powerful technological force. The road is still long to go for a country known for its cinema industry, but the rest of the world is already taking note of that.
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