Ruselectronics, a Russian holding corporation and a subsidiary of state-owned Rostec, is developing an electron beam metal 3D printer for aerospace applications. Toriy is a subsidiary of Ruselectronics and specializes in electron beam welding, microwave tubes, and communication systems. Dmitry Trofimov from Toriy, said, “The developed 3D printer will consume less energy and reduce waste to a minimum. Such machines will allow for the creation of products for high-tech industries that will be lighter, stronger and more ergonomic.” Rostec is a state-owned holding conglomerate responsible for developing, among other things, additive manufacturing for medical and aerospace applications. Russian Helicopters, another subsidiary of Rostec and a founding member of the CAC, has shown a strong commitment to promoting additive manufacturing in the country, and JSC United Engine Corporation, is working to advance 3D printing for manufacturing Russian gas turbine engines. With the help of Toriy, Ruselectronics will develop the first prototype of the electron beam 3D printer by 2020. On the capabilities of EBAM technology and what it will bring to the Russian AM industry, Trofimov added, “The technology of 3D printing by the method of electron beam melting of metal powders makes it possible to manufacture parts of almost any complexity, including products with a size of 0.2-0.4 mm.”

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