First Time, Indigenous 3D Printed Fuel System Elbow Part for Su-30MKI

3D Printed Elbow by HAL, Bengaluru
3D Printed Elbow by HAL, Bengaluru

National Defence Bureau,
Bengaluru, 23 February 2019

The Su-30 MKI aircraft would be fitted with indigenously certified 3D printed fuel system elbow part for the first time using additive manufacturing technology.

The certification was handed over by  P Jayapal, CE (CEMILAC) to Arup Chatterjee, Director (Engg. and R&D) during the ongoing Aero India 2019 today.  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 Su-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 additive manufacturing process.

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