Russia’s Rosatom establishes subsidiary for Additive Manufacturing technologies

February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

Russia’s nuclear technology group Rosatom has reported that its TVEL Fuel Company has established a subsidiary, Rusatom – Additive Technologies (RusAT, JSC), to manage the development of Additive Manufacturing technologies within Rosatom. The company is expected to focus on key areas including the manufacture of AM systems and their components, the production of materials and metal powders for AM, software development, AM services and the introduction of AM technologies at industrial enterprises.

Equipment and consumables for AM will be produced at Rosatom enterprises, primarily at TVEL Fuel Company’s NPO Tsentrotech and Ural Electrochemical Integrated Plant facilities, both located in the Urals region of Russia. RusAT, who will coordinate product development while managing orders and contracts, is targeted with growing its annual revenue up to RUB 50 billion (approx. $860 million) by 2025.

Alexey Dub, First Deputy Director General of Science and Innovation at Rosatom’s Science Division (JSC), has been appointed Director General of RusAt. “Rosatom has developed a pre-production prototype of Gen II 3D printer,” he stated. “Commercial production of the printer is scheduled for this year in Novouralsk. The Russian-made printer will be 20% cheaper than the foreign models and have a better performance. At the same time, if we consider just medical institutions in Russia, they need up to one hundred of endoprostheses each year, and we can produce them with our 3D printers.”

Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company comprises nuclear fuel fabrication and uranium enrichment facilities, gas centrifuge manufactures, as well as research and engineering companies. It is the only supplier of nuclear fuel for Russian nuclear power plants and states that it supplies nuclear fuel for seventy-five reactors in fourteen countries, research reactors in eight countries and propulsion reactors for the Russian nuclear fleet.

February 13, 2018

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Kennametal: The story of the successful commercialisation of AM hardmetal and steel solutions
  • General Atomics Aeronautical on metal Additive Manufacturing’s place at the centre of the digital manufacturing revolution
  • Adrian Keppler on Additive Manufacturing: An insider’s assessment from the outside
  • Metal AM’s journey to industrialisation: Are we there yet? And what does the destination even look like?
  • A stronger future, layer by layer: How next-generation software will drive adoption of metal AM
  • Volkmann: Making the case for the complete automation of powder handling in AM
  • Metal AM on an industrial scale: GKN Additive draws on decades of sintering expertise to commercialise Binder Jetting
  • International Conference on Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing: Highlights from EBAM 2023

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap