Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Midhani), Hyderabad, India, which specialises in metals and metal alloy manufacturing, has announced its intention to produce nickel and titanium-based alloy powders for the Additive Manufacturing of components in the aerospace sector.
Dr Sanjay Kumar Jha, Managing Director and chairman, told The New Indian Express that Midhani is planning partnerships with aerospace firms such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Lockheed Martin to supply products. These are hoped to be solidified by the company’s exhibiting at Aero-India 2023, which takes place February 13-17.
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“Midhani is an aerospace-certified organisation, this is a good opportunity to meet the requirements of the industry,” stated Jha. “The future is to increase the base in aerospace, space, defence, as well as energy – and, as part of this, a three-meter wide plate mill, eight-tonne vacuum induction melting, skull melting, cold roll products and other facilities will be produced from here.”
Midhani is recognised as one of India’s leading manufacturers of special steel and superalloys, and is reported to be the only Indian manufacturer of titanium alloys. Currently, Midhani’s Hyderabad plant features primary and secondary melting furnaces and retains an armoured unit in Rohtak, Haryana.