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CUMI and ideaForge Technology collaborate to make composites parts for drones

CUMI (Carborundum Universal Limited), Chennai recently announced its collaboration with ideaForge Technology, to jointly develop cutting-edge nanomaterial reinforced composite parts for drones. CUMI is a pioneering organisation in the field of material sciences and part of the 120-year-old Murugappa Group. ideaForge, is a market leader in the Indian unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”). CUMI’s strength lies in nanomaterial-reinforced composite materials – such as graphene-reinforced polymers – which hold the promise of transforming structural parts for aerospace applications, report media.

In March 2023 CUMI had signed a Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology (LAToT) with DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Laboratory for technology to manufacture “Ceramic Radomes (GELCAST Process) Technology” used in missile systems. The LAToT was handed over at AERO INDIA 2023 in Bengaluru on 15 February 2023.

 Ceramic Radome Technology is considered state of the art missile technology world-over. Since missiles undergo extremely high surface temperatures while traveling through the atmosphere, ceramic is considered as optimal radome material. The design of ceramic radomes for defence activities requires deep expertise and stringent testing at every stage to ensure reliability and accuracy.

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