Additive technologies a central topic at Russian Industry Week

18 / 10 / 2021

Russian Industry Week, which opened at Expocentre Fairgrounds, is not only a major international trade show for the metalworking, welding, advertising and other industries, but also a large-scale business forum. 

The Weeks extensive conference programme started with the Plenary Meeting on Additive Manufacturing: From Import Substitution to Technological Competitiveness, and the following Panel Discussion on Additive Technologies: On the Path to Production Transformation. 

Opening the plenary session, its moderator, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Science and Higher Education Vladimir Kononov noted that the session will discuss the priorities of implementation of the Strategy for Development of Additive Technologies in the Russian Federation until 2030, while the panel discussion participants will focus on production issues and the application of additive technologies in key areas of industry.    

He also reminded that the strategy adopted by the government at the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade is aimed at strengthening scientific and human resources potential, improving the regulatory framework, enhancing import substitution processes and focusing on technologies needed to form competitive industries. The application of additive technologies makes it possible to reduce the cost of a product, speed up its design and production, and obtain any part with the required characteristics and functionality, for example, through 3D printing, the moderator said. 

Before the plenary session, the importance of the topic of additive technologies was underlined by Alexey Uchenov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, who spoke at the opening ceremony of Russian Industry Week. According to him, additive technology is a relatively new but rapidly developing area of industry. While in 2015, the Russian market for additive technologies amounted to 705 million roubles, by 2020, it will have grown more than fivefold. 

Alexander Lvov, Deputy Director of the Department of Machine Tooling and Heavy Engineering of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, spoke in more detail about the development strategy for additive technologies in his speech at the plenary session. He said that the market of additive technologies in our country was growing steadily - about 13% annually. And under an innovative scenario, the market should grow to 58 billion roubles by 2030.     

The participants discussed in detail measures to stimulate R&D in the field of additive technologies, training of personnel for the industry of the future, localisation of the material and technical base of key processes of development, production, service maintenance of additive equipment and other important issues. Representatives of major companies - Nornickel, Gazpromneft, Roskosmos, Rusatom - shared their experience in applying additive technologies.

A four-day International Forum on Additive Technologies and 3D Solutions - INDUSTRY 3D is being held within the Technoforum 2021 exhibition during Russian Industry Week at Expocentre Fairgrounds. 

The forums programme includes the following thematic days: the Day of 3D Startups, Manufacturers of Additive Technologies and 3D Controls, the Day of 3D Printing in Machine Building, the Digital Foundry Day. Industrial 3D Printing with Polymers, the Day of Simulation, Topology Optimisation and the ARKATA Association. 

AT experts from Russia and their international colleagues share their experiences. There will be more than 60 presentations on the latest developments and innovations on the AT and 3D solutions market and their implementation in the mechanical engineering, foundry and metrology sectors.

The aim of the INDUSTRY 3D forum is to bring together manufacturers, integrators, users, experts, academics, and teachers associated with AT and 3D solutions on a single independent platform with the support of relevant ministries and associations. To provide AT industry professionals with a convenient format to promote their solutions, technologies, services, materials, educational programmes and scientific developments, as well as expert discussion of current industry topics. 

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO