The Center for Additive Technologies (TsAT), a subsidiary of Rostec increased the production of aircraft’s engine parts using the 3D printing method by 179% or 2.8 times in 2022.
These "grown" products reportedly have a lower weight while maintaining the necessary strength characteristics and are used in new aircraft engines such as PD-14 and PD-8.
Representatives of Rostec, Rosatom, Roscosmos, and leading scientists and developers are taking part in the fourth Leader Forum: Additive Technologies - Expanding Horizons. The main topic of the event was the technological development of the country in the new geopolitical conditions.
“Additive technologies have become an integral part of technological processes in modern industry. Production volumes at the Center for Additive Technologies of Rostec for 2022 increased by 179%. Russian direct laser growth facilities are intensively mastering the production of parts, including parts for aircraft engines PD-8 and PD-14. As part of the investment program for 2023, it is planned to further replenish the equipment fleet with domestically produced units. In addition, we are launching a training program for specialists for 3D printing together with the Moscow Aviation Institute,” said Vladislav Kochkurov, CEO of the Central Aviation Administration.
The program includes a presentation of the Bauman Racing Team, in the interests of which Rostec's CAC specialists manufactured key suspension parts for the first Russian unmanned racing electric car, the BRT-8D.