How to introduce additive technologies into industry?
On May 28, 2015, a round table themed “The problems of introduction of additive technologies in the domestic aircraft engine-building” has taken place in the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM). The meeting was held as part of the International scientific conference “Additive Technologies: the Present and the Future.”
Opening the round table, Academician of RAS Evgeny Kablov, Director General of VIAM, pointed out, that “our country is focused on the active development and implementation of additive technologies in production allowing the Russian industry, including aviation, to make competitive products that are in demand in domestic and foreign markets.
According to his words, there are a number of problems that must be urgently solved in spite of some progress in the domestic additive industry. “First of all, it is the lack of metallic and non-metallic powder composites in Russian production, and also low organizational level of personnel training in the field of additive technologies.”- Evgeny Kablov reported. Besides, in opinion of the head of VIAM, a significant hindrance for large-scale domestic implementation of the additive technology is the lack of national standards for additive manufacturing, in particular, regarding to the general and special qualification of materials (metal powder compositions and synthetic materials), structures, technologies, equipment, quality control, control of properties and the order of usage of additive parts in constructions.
Evgeny Kablov appealed to representatives of science and industry to act in a close cooperation and to develop a unified collaborative mechanism concerning a number of issues related to the development and implementation of additive technologies in production.
Further, in course of the round table, the participants discussed specific tasks referring to development, batch production and repair of parts of aviation GTE using additive technologies; also they considered in detail the development of production of powders from aviation alloys based on titanium and nickel and also certification and standardization of additive manufacturing in Russia.