Peekay Group opens 3D printing facility in Bangalore Airport City

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A state-of-the-art 3D printing facility is now operational at Airport City, which is being developed at Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), India. Peekay Group, in partnership with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL), inaugurated this one-of-a-kind facility, which focuses on engineering, design and collaboration.

“We are thrilled to open this state-of-the-art 3D printing facility in our Airport City and partner with the Peekay Group. This facility will serve as a catalyst to help transform our Airport City into a technology hub. From healthcare to sustainable construction and aerospace, 3D printing is helping to develop a culture of creativity and opportunities for innovation at scale across all industries. This technology will further contribute to cement Bengaluru’s strategic position as a knowledge-based economy and as the Silicon Valley of India. A technology hub coupled with world-class retail, dining and entertainment facilities will make our Airport City a truly global destination,” said BACL CEO Rao Munukutla.

The facility houses a production center and experience area that will train individuals and students in the use of 3D printing technology. It will also be an incubation center for those who want to imagine innovative solutions. One of the objectives of this new organization is to raise awareness of 3D printing applications and to train technology experts who wish to improve their skills.

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“With our vast experience and the trust we have built over the past decades in quality, delivery and cost, we are confident that Peekay can contribute immensely to skill development, design-based thinking and to optimizing products for the benefit of the customer.Beyond this, we intend to partner with world-renowned universities to engage in various training programs and symposia to nurture enthusiasm and creativity of today’s youth using design-based reasoning as the basis for synchronizing all manufacturing processes,” said K. Shanavaz, co-CEO of Peekay Group.

In the future, the Peekay Group plans to install a metal 3D printing unit to meet the niche demand of the aerospace industry. “With the various additive manufacturing processes we plan to add to this facility, we believe we can create a significant number of high-quality jobs in the aerospace industry in the future. In addition, the social impact will be notable with the adoption of “The Go Green” concept which will spearhead the reduction of our carbon footprint,” added Shanavaz.

The giant 3D sand printing machine installed in Airport City is the first of its kind in the world. It is the most efficient and environmentally friendly machine. It emits zero carbon emissions and therefore complies with Bangalore International Airport Limited’s sustainability framework. The airport city is being developed as an international gateway to a sustainable, smart and vibrant city celebrating a culture of innovation. The collaboration between BACL and Peekay is an important step for future projects in this area.

“We are actively striving to make our Airport City truly smart. Our smart public lighting system is the first of its kind in an airport ecosystem in India. We have been awarded by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for ‘Best Most Innovative Practice for Digitizing Infrastructure Development Projects in the Airport City of Bengaluru’,” added Rao Munukutla.


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