Bengaluru: For the first time, the Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft would be fitted with indigenously certified 3D printed fuel system elbow part using additive manufacturing technology. The certification was handed over by P Jayapal, CE (CEMILAC) to Arup Chatterjee, Director (Engineering and R&D) during the ongoing Aero India 2019 on Saturday. The 3D-printed fuel system elbow part is certified by CEMILAC.
Dr TR Rajanna, CD (AERDC-HAL) handed over the certified elbow part to Huliraj RV, CD (AURDC-HAL) in the presence of R Madhavan, CMD, HAL.
As part of the Phase-IV Sukhoi-30 MKI manufacturing under Transfer of Technology from Russia, there is a shortage of some castings for manufacturing of components. Owing to this, HAL has chosen Fuel system elbow as a pilot component for fabrication through the additive manufacturing process.