Rosatom Presents 3D Printer at Innoprom 2016

15 July 2016 (15:43)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, July 15, 2016. Rosatom Corporation presented Russia’s first industrial 3D printer at the Innoprom 2016 International Industrial Exhibition, the company press service reports.

Both the machine and its software were designed entirely in Russia: the pilot sample was created by Atomenergomash’s research center and AO Nauka I Innovatsii. The printer is fitted with a 1,000-watt laser and a three-axis optical scanning system. The device’s printing capacity is estimated at 15 to 70 m3 an hour, which is comparable with its foreign counterparts’ performance.

‘This project requires Rosatom’s maximum research and technical potential and lays the foundation for the entire machine-building sector’s development. In the future, 3D printing is expected to cut costs and production timeconsiderably and make the Russian companies more competitive on the global market,’ says Atomenergomash Director-General Andrei Nikipelov.

The printer relies on selective laser melting technology and uses iron-, titanium-, aluminum- nickel-, or cobalt-based metal powders as raw stuffs.

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