Ural Federal University, together with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, have recently suggested a program for development of additive technologies in the Union State of Russia and Belarus, with budget estimated at RUB 2.5B.
The program is supposed to be discussed in the countries’ Cabinets in early June – by that time the Belarussian part will have finished analyzing the concept of the program and determined the key parameters for its implementation. Sergey Kortov, UrFU First Vice-Rector, visited Minsk to meet the organizations that are ready to take part in the program, as well as its system integrator, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
“Our Belarussian partners possess essential competences and interest in development and production of materials for additive technologies”, says Sergey Kortov. “Our colleagues also have a deep understanding of development of standardization, certification and metrology systems in this area. There is still search for partners in the area of 3D-machines building, however, in close areas such as laser and plasmatic treatment, Belarusian universities and institutes have some very interesting results”.
The concept of the program for development of additive technologies in the Union State has been developed since autumn 2015 in collaboration with Bauman Moscow State Technical University, “Stankin” Moscow State Technical University, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, and a number of research organizations and industrial enterprises.