On December 23, 2020, Rusatom Additive Technologies, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company and ROSATOM’s integrator for additive manufacturing business, opened its first Additive Technologies Center at the site of the Moscow Polymetal Plant. ROSATOM’ ATC in Moscow has been created as the first model of a facility combining development, engineering and manufacturing. It is unique for its combination of the shop-floors for 3D printers assembling, printing, post-processing, as well as the laboratory for product research and sample testing. Thus, the engineers of RusAT will be able to check the adopted design and technological solutions immediately after equipment launch and promptly make adjustments to its design.
This is the only additive technologies center in Russia operating domestic equipment. It is aimed mainly at testing additive manufacturing technologies and demonstration of their capabilities for industrial enterprises.
The center is equipped with 3D printers of ROSATOM’s own design and production, such as Rusmelt 300M, Rusmelt 600M and Rusmelt 600 RM for printing with metal powders using selective laser melting technology. These printers run on Russian software and have parameters and characteristics that meet international standards. In addition, the Rusmelt 600M printer has a 600x600 mm construction area, which allows printing products with unique dimensions for the applied SLM-technology.
The second stage of the ATC facility will house complex machines for 3D printing with metal powders and photopolymers using the technologies of selective laser sintering and Stereolithography. The range of testing and auxiliary equipment also will be expanded.