Site news 18.12.2017
December 18, Rybisnk. – UEC-Saturn’s project related to additive technologies became the best in the nomination “Technical Innovation of the Year”, category “Engineering and Design” of the Seventh Annual Prize “Time of Innovations-2017” awarded for the best practices of implementation, elaboration and development of innovations in various fields. The prize numbers 22 nominations and about 50 different categories. “Time of Innovations” prize winners are leaders of Russian economy who define innovative activity as a priority strategy and business model. The key assessment criteria are the systematic character, range and effectiveness of companies’ innovative activity.
“Innovation – from an Idea to Series Production. Topological Optimization. Additive Technologies in a Modern GTE” is the name under which UEC-Saturn’s project was nominated for the Prize “Time of Innovations -2017”.
The core of the work is the developed and implemented single innovative cycle of part design. The cycle combines the advantages of topological optimization and additive technologies. The following was achieved as a result of the application of the developed design cycle: mass of parts reduced by 30-50%; the required level of strength characteristics ensured in terms of static and dynamic strength; more than twofold saving of material versus original parts.
Roman Khramin, General Designer of UEC-Saturn, expressed his gratitude to the project team for the obtained design-engineering results: “The relevance and technological value of the presented project are based on the fact that parts for additive manufacturing undergo an iteration cycle of design and methods engineering, which ensures the minimum lead time, production cost and labour intensity of their manufacture”.
As pointed out by Aleksey Sassarin, Acting Manager of laboratory-production shop No.790, “the secret of our victory in such a prestigious contest was solidary team work at the project presented by us. Over 20 people were involved in the project – they are designers, process engineers, metallurgists and production workers. A great amount of work was done and in 2017 the project has given significant results”.
The awarding ceremony of “Time of Innovations-2017” took place on December 7-8, 2017. Within the framework of the event, there was held the conference “Innovations – Towards Qualitative Economic Growth” where the best practices were shown – from corporate projects related to the creation and development of infrastructure for innovations up to successful cases of implementation of new technologies in business and release of new products on the market.
During the conference one of the speakers delivering reports was Nikita Fedorov, a manufacturing engineer, Additive Technologies Laboratory, shop No.790, UEC-Saturn, who presented the project appreciated by the Prize jury to the general public.
“UEC-Saturn’s activity related to additive technologies has won a high appraisal of the contest expert jury. Of course, I was extremely proud to represent our company at the awarding ceremony. I would like to express my thanks to the plant management for this opportunity to present the project at such a prestigious event, - pointed out Nikita Fedorov. – We adequately represented our enterprise on the market of Russian technologies where UEC-Saturn is the leader in the application of additive technologies for gas-turbine engine manufacture”. PJSC "UEC-Saturn" is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels. UEC-Saturn PJSC is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and is the leader of the Commercial Engines Division, a business unit of UEC. UEC Saturn is a member of Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union, an All-Russian industrial association of employers. The Yaroslavl regional division of the All-Russian public organization ‘Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union’ is headed by Viktor A. Polyakov, Managing Director of PJSC “UEC Saturn”.United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the industry’s companies by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.
Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. The corporation comprises 700 companies, which form 11 defense-industrial and 3 civil industry holdings as well as 80 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. Rostec's consolidated revenue reached 1 trillion 266 billion rubles in 2016, Rostec's consolidated net revenue - 88 billion rubles, and EBITDA - 268 billion rubles. The corporation's average salary in 2016 amounted to 44,000 rubles. Following Rostec's new strategy, the major objective of the Corporation is to ensure the technological advantage of Russia on competitive world markets. The implementation of a new technological wave and digitalization of Russian economics are among Rostec's key tasks.
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