Carborundum Universal (CUMI), a leading company in material sciences, has announced a technology partnership with ideaForge Technology, a private sector drone manufacturer. The collaboration aims to develop drones with nanomaterial reinforcement, resulting in increased lightness, strength, and durability.
CUMI, a division of the Murugappa Group with a 120-year history, specializes in nanomaterial-reinforced composite materials. They are particularly focused on polymers enhanced with substances like graphene. These materials have the potential to revolutionize the construction of structural components used in aerospace applications.
The partnership with ideaForge Technology, a prominent drone producer in India, will contribute to the advancement of cutting-edge composite parts for drones. The incorporation of nanomaterial reinforcement will enhance the performance and reliability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
In March, CUMI announced a “Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology” (LAToT) with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This agreement aimed to facilitate the production of ceramic radomes for aerospace and missile systems. Ceramic radomes are essential components for missiles and high-performance aircraft as they can withstand extreme surface temperatures during atmospheric trajectory and re-entry from space.
The nanomaterial technology developed by CUMI can potentially be applied to the production of ceramic radomes, further enhancing their durability and performance in challenging environments. This collaboration highlights the importance of technological advancements in the aerospace industry and the potential for materials science to drive innovation.
Overall, the partnership between CUMI and ideaForge Technology brings together expertise in material sciences and drone manufacturing to create advanced drones with superior properties. The integration of nanomaterial reinforcement will result in increased lightness, strength, and durability, making these drones more efficient and reliable for various applications in different industries.
– Nanomaterial reinforcement: Incorporation of nanomaterials into a material or structure to enhance its properties, such as strength and durability.
– Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs): Drones, aircraft without a human pilot on board that are operated remotely or autonomously.
– Composite materials: Materials composed of two or more constituent materials with different physical or chemical properties, resulting in enhanced properties compared to individual components.
– [Carborundum Universal (CUMI)](source1)
– [ideaForge Technology](source2)
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