New Delhi: Abrasives and Industrial-ceramics manufacturer Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI) and drone maker IdeaForge Technology have joined hands to develop products to make drones lighter, stronger and more durable.
A joint press release by the companies on August 17 said that the two companies will develop the drones through cutting-edge nanomaterial reinforced composite parts which hold the promise of transforming structural parts for aerospace applications. The ‘nanomaterial composite materials’ offer several improvements over standard composite materials, including higher mechanical strength, greater toughness, and better electrical and thermal conductivity, it added.
IdeaForge Technology Senior Director of Engineering Sunil Jha said, “The use of nanomaterial reinforced composites in drones offer several exciting possibilities such as higher specific modulus or strength and is likely to shape the future of airframe and related structural components of drones.” He added further, “We are excited to partner with CUMI (Carborundum Universal Ltd), which has done some pioneering and innovative work in the field of material science over the years.”
Subbu Venkatachalam, Carborundum Universal’s Head of Marketing, speaking about the collaboration with IdeaForge Technology said, “
has done pioneering work in advancing drone technologies and building its position as the leader in the Indian unmanned aerial vehicles market.”
“I am confident that with the deep expertise we have built in the field of materials, this partnership will bring some significant synergies and shape the next generation of drone technologies,” he added.