Additive Manufacturing service provider Objectify Technologies, New Delhi, India, has partnered with Air Works, a large independent MRO and aviation service provider in India, to expand the company’s portfolio beyond aviation into the aerospace and defence sectors using AM. Air Works also hopes to leverage this partnership in order to transition from aviation services to aviation solutions provider.
In line with Air Works’ planned expansion, the companies intend to identify and pursue business opportunities in the aerospace and defence industries, including the global requirements of commercial private jet owners or operators. Objectify Technologies will contribute its design and manufacturing capabilities. The arrangement also provides a basis for both parties to further explore opportunities in other base materials, manufacturing technologies, and industry segments in the future.
“Our partnership with Objectify Technologies reflects our commitment to always offer the latest and the best-in-class solutions to our customers in the aviation fraternity,” stated D Anand Bhaskar, MD & CEO, Air Works. “I am confident that this collaboration will benefit the entire spectrum of our customers across business and executive aviation, commercial airlines and the defence sector.”
Ankit Sahu, Director of Objectify, commented, “3D printing technology and materials are increasingly gaining relevance across industries, given their good strength-to-weight ratio, excellent dimensional accuracy, strength and stiffness, lightness, wear resistance, good thermal performance, and non-corrosiveness.”
“As a pioneer, Air Works occupies a fundamental place in the Indian aviation ecosystem, and we are proud and privileged to partner with the country’s leading aviation services provider having a domain experience of over seventy years,” Sahu continued. “Our alliance with Air Works will put us in an enviable position to address the challenges of not just aviation but also those of the fast-growing aerospace and defence sectors using our collective synergies.”