INRTU Develops Cooperation in the Field of Additive Technologies with Colleagues in Perm

During the visit to Perm the INRTU delegation became acquainted with the experience of colleagues in the field of additive technologies. The delegation included Aleksandr Kononov, Vice-Rector for Research, Alexander Makaruk, Head of the strategic Digital Industrial Technologies project and Natalia Astafeva, Associate Professor of Department of Materials Science, Welding and Additive Technology.

Members of the delegation of INRTU, Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU) and F2 Innovations company held a meeting and visited the center of additive technologies, the center of experimental mechanics, the center of aviation composite technologies and the production site of F2 Innovations.

During the working meeting the following joint projects, of interest to INRTU, were formulated: development and creation of the research complex for the implementation of hybrid technology of phased wire arc (plasma) additive manufacturing; joint participation in specialized conferences and events, with the participation of postgraduate students, researchers and professors, and with the participation of industrial partners; promising R&D topics for Irkutsk region; search of industrial partners and sources of financing for the implementation of the selected R&D projects.

Besides, internships are planned for employees working in the fields of additive technologies, production of composite materials and innovative methods of material research.

The delegation of INRTU visited the technology demonstration site of ‘Rusatom - Additive Technologies’ and the Additive Technologies Center of Rostec, which allowed to get acquainted with possibilities of the equipment used in centers for metal products manufacture. Colleagues in Perm told about the ongoing projects and achievements in the field of additive technologies.

During the visit the employees of INRTU established a number of business contacts, including cooperation with F2 Innovations, which is a Russian developer and manufacturer of industrial 3D printing equipment in the directions of FDM/FFF/FGF printing.

The university has now signed a contract with the company to produce and supply a 3D printer and a granule extruder that meet the high-tech equipment production requirements. In the future it is planned to continue the scientific and engineering cooperation on implementation of additive technologies in the field of plastic printing in high-tech productions.

Photos by the INRTU delegation participants