July 30, 2018. Moscow. Top Russian industrial enterprises participated in the Additive Technologies exhibition held as part of INNOPROM-2018 International Industrial Trade Fair. 13 Russian companies, including Research and Production Enterprise Laser Systems, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM), Lasers and Equipment Group, Total Z, Rusatom – Additive Technologies, Arkon, United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), etc., presented their promising technology products and solutions.
"With active support from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Additive Technologies premiered as a separate exhibition at INNOPROM-2018. We started with a small number of companies, but paid special attention to exhibitor quality. This year at the exhibition, 12 manufacturers presented full-size samples that match their foreign counterparts," INNOPROM Director Anastasia Martinen shared.
Additive technologies are currently among the most advanced and viable solutions worldwide, for they can dramatically boost production efficiency, reduce manufacturing cycle time, and increase end product quality. They are widely applied in construction, agricultural industry, mechanical engineering, metalworking, shipbuilding, and aerospace industry.
INNOPROM-2018 Additive Technologies exhibition featured the following products:
- selective laser melting machine M250 for additive manufacturing by Laser Systems;
- industrial 3D printer Totalz Anyform 650-PRO developed and manufactured in Russia by Total Z;
- innovative modular SLM metal printer MeltMaster 3D 160 by Rusatom – Additive Technologies;
- industrial 3D metal printer ML6 by Research and Manufacturing Center ESTO (Lasers & Apparatus Group);
- 3D construction printer Betonator 1.0 by Arkon;
- prototypes manufactured by direct laser growth method presented by the United Shipbuilding Corporation;
- products and unique technologies by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University: fascia frame of the first Russian customized concept car (CML Car) and exclusive arc creation technology;
- production prototypes manufactured selective laser melting by All-Russian Research Institute of Aviation Materials: two-sided engine prototype, tangential swirler, nozzle holder, deflector, etc.
Additive technologies were also discussed at several sessions of INNOPROM Business Program, including the Interministerial Working Group on the Development of Additive Technologies chaired by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov and round table on Additive Technologies: Russian and International Experiences.
At INNOPROM, the Interministerial Working Group approved the preliminary industry development plan until 2025. A total of 40 companies and over 50 experts took part in the work, and budget allocations are estimated at RUB 89 bn.
Organizers expect that the exhibition will be popular with INNOPROM-2019 participants. Several exhibitors who partook in the event in 2018 have already expressed their interest in long-term cooperation.
Based on participant feedback, event organizers believe that Additive Technologies exhibition will keep growing. Some responses from exhibition participants are provided below.
Exclusive Solutions (3DSLA.RU):
“At INNOPROM-2018, we held approximately 70 talks and consultations and signed preliminary agreements with five major companies (United Company RUSAL, JSC Polema, Gomel State University, Roscosmos, Uralelectromed) on research cooperation pertaining to products manufactured on our 3D SLM printers. After the trade fair, six companies contacted us requesting that we supply them with our 3D SLM printers. We also entered into negotiations with Korean servo motor manufacturer Ezi-Servo, which participated in INNOPROM."
“The trade fair was quite successful: throughout all four exhibition days, numerous visitors expressed their keen interest in our technologies. We received several direct requests for equipment supply and construction and are currently working on the terms, conditions, and viability of implementing these projects.”
“We established a large number of contacts interested in purchasing our equipment right away of at some point in the future. We are actively working with all of them. We believe that the trade fair was a productive experience for us. Next year, we also intend to participate in INNOPROM.”
Rusatom – Additive Technologies:
“At INNOPROM-2018, we as Rosatom special purpose subsidiary held talks with representatives of top French concerns Dassault Systèmes, FIVES Additive technologies, ESI Group, eXcent, and 3D CERAM which expressed interest in our equipment and technologies.
RusAT stand attracted Russian industrialists and researchers from the United Engine Corporation (UEC), United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), REP Holding, and All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM) who came together to discuss current issues related to the application of additive technologies, including testing and certification of experimental prototypes manufactured on metal 3D printers, in aircraft engine building, shipbuilding, and the power industry."
International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM has been held annually in Ekaterinburg since 2010. In 2012, the federal status was conferred upon the exhibition by the Government of the Russian Federation. Event participants include over 600 companies from 107 countries. During 4 exhibition days, INNOPROM-2018 attracted over 46,000 visitors. 2018 marked the record number of professional visitors who accounted for 78% of all attendees. All global industrial leaders participate in the exhibition. Eight countries, including Belarus, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Japan, presented their National Stands at INNOPROM-2018. INNOPROM-2018 theme: Digital Manufacturing.