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Peekay Group opens 3D printing facility at Bengaluru Airport City

In partnership with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL), the first-of-its-kind facility focuses on engineering, design, and collaboration

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

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

The facility houses a production center and an experience zone that will train individuals and students to use 3D printing technology. It will also be an incubation center for those who want to ideate innovative solutions. One of the aims of this new set-up is to increase awareness about 3D printing applications and to train technology experts who want to upgrade their skills.

Peekay Group opens 3D printing facility at Bengaluru Airport City. In partnership with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL).
Peekay Group

“With our vast experience and the trust for quality, delivery, and cost which we have built over the last few decades, we are confident that Peekay can contribute immensely towards skill development, design-based thinking, and optimization of products for customer benefit. Over and above this, we intend to tie up with world-renowned universities to embark on various training programs and symposiums to nurture the enthusiasm and creativity in today’s youth by utilizing design-based reasoning as a foundation to synchronize all manufacturing processes,” said K.E. Shanavaz, Joint Managing Director at Peekay Group.

Going forward, the Peekay Group plans to install a 3D metal printing unit to cater to the niche demand from the aerospace industry. “With the various additive manufacturing processes, we are planning to add to this facility, we believe we can create a considerable number of high-quality jobs in the aerospace industry in the future. Furthermore, 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 that is installed at Airport City is the first of its kind, globally. It is the most efficient and environmentally friendly machine. It has no carbon emission, and is therefore in line with Bangalore International Airport Limited’s sustainability framework. The Airport City is developed as an international gateway to a sustainable, smart, vibrant city celebrating a culture of innovation. The collaboration between BACL and Peekay is a significant milestone for future endeavors in this space.

“We are actively making our Airport City truly smart. Our smart streetlight system is the first of its kind in an airport ecosystem in India. We have been awarded the ‘Most Innovative Best Practice for Project Digitalisation of Infrastructure Development in Bengaluru Airport City’ by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII),” added Rao Munukutla.

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