Zeus Numerix, a big indian engineering company, presented the India’s Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar a 3d model of a SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The object has been printed on a X400 3D Printer from German RepRap, that has been purchased from the Indian Reseller DiagonalCADD.
“The 3D printer is mostly engaged to print scaled models for marketing purposes,” Mohandas tells 3DPrint.com. “And so when the opportunity arrived to meet the Defense Minister (Manohar Parrikar), we thought that a 3D printed model of the IAF’s frontline fighter aircraft, the SU-30 MKI, would help us make a mark on the minister.”
The model was presented to Parrikar at an event at Victor Menezes Convention Centre, where he spoke of the need for in-house production of their own reliable weapons. Parrikar explained how he wished to bring technical institutions to India in order to expand research in the defense sector. The presentation of the 3D printed SU-30 MKI was very fitting.