Russia’s Rostec State Corporation has announced that it will invest almost 3 billion roubles (approx. $44.5 million) in the creation of a new centre for Additive Manufacturing technology. The main objective of the centre is to introduce industrial Additive Manufacturing in high-tech industries, providing a full range of services from design development to mass production and product certification.
Anatoly Serdyukov, Industrial Director at Rostec’s Aviation Cluster, stated, “Industrial 3D printing is becoming one of the indispensable attributes of modern industry. We see the high potential of this technology and want to introduce it into our production practice. The holding plans to use AM in the serial production of promising Russian gas turbine engines, which will be certified in 2025–2030.”
The centre is expected to produce its first batch of parts in 2019 and will serve not only Rostec, but also a wide range of third-party companies, including internationally.”The creation of a specialised centre will expand the scope of this technology and produce parts for such industries as aircraft building, space, high technology medicine and automotive,” added Serdyukov.