The Russian state owned nuclear energy corporation announced that they have developed a metal 3D printer and plans to use it for their core business.
Rosatom´s new innovative powder based metal 3D printer uses a 1.000 watt laser, which is capable of printing 15 to 70 m³ of metal powder. The 3D printers will be used to complement the core business of the company. Over 80% of the parts of the 3D printer will be produced in Russia.
Aleksey Dub, Rosatoms’s science and innovations division deputy director:
“Over two and a half years 3D printing became one of the leading areas for Rosatom’s non-nuclear business. Today, a roadmap and strategy of additive technology development in the nuclear industry have been formulated […] By the end of 2018, Rosatom should have the full set of expertise needed to offer additive technology services. There are plans to have equipment, materials and technologies in order to offer the possibility of implementing any design ideas in the form of finished products,”