Accreate Labs & Innovation—Bengaluru-based startup—is ready to manufacture 3D printed user interface boards for the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) operated GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket which will carry two people on a journey into outer space in 2022. As reported by the Deccan Chronicle, the company is preparing to foray into the aerospace industry and has already nailed two high-profile ventures, “indigenous manufacturing of Rafale combat jets and Gaganyaan (ISRO’s human space flight program).”
On asking how 3D printing technology would make a differentiation to the user interface, Ravi Shankar S. N.—Managing Director at Accreate Labs—stated, “For crewed missions, the inside portion of rockets need a total makeover. The user interface that the members will use for operating controls in the space launch vehicle requires being soft, overlaid on electronic input tools and completely customized. Here, 3D printing fit for user experience and user interface panels creates a huge difference.” Shankar further added that the company is unique as it has FDA-approved aerospace certified materials, Stratasys 3D print technology, and aerospace upmarket with over a decade of aerospace design effort behind them.
Recently, ISRO was in news as the space agency is set to launch defense satellite in March for DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation). For a special project in March, the Indian space agency would liftoff an electronic intelligence satellite—Emisat—for the DRDO, 28 third-party satellites and also reveal its innovative technologies such as three different orbits with an original variant of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket, stated a top official. K. Sivan—Chairman of ISRO—told to IANS, “It is a special operation for us. We would be utilizing a PSLV rocket along with four strap-on motors. For the very first time, we would be attempting to orbit the rocket at various altitudes.”