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A robotic method of grinding aircraft engine parts developed by UEC was recognized as the best innovation project at "Archimedes"

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Moscow, April 1, 2019

JSC "UEC-Saturn" (a part of United Engine Corporation, a Rostec State Corporation company) was awarded at the XXII Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovation Technologies “Archimedes”, held on March 26 to 29, 2019 in Moscow. The "Method of Grinding Curvolinear Surfaces of Part on Robotic Technology Complex" invention which improves quality and accuracy of machining was acknowledged by the International Jury with golden medal and recognized as the best innovation project in the field of aerospace
The XXII Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovative Technologies "Archimedes" took place from 26th to 29th of March 2019 in Congress Exposition Centre "Sokolniki", Moscow. The main goals of the Salon are stimulation of inventive, patent-licensing and innovation activities; development of the market for new products and services.

The method of grinding curvilinear surfaces of part on robotic technology complex, developed by UEC-Saturn, Rybinsk, (Russian patent for invention No. 2639584, authors V.S. Stogov, A.A. Koryazhkin, S.A. Pichuzhkin) can be applied in mechanical engineering for machining of curvilinear surfaces of parts by generating method using a robotic technology complex, for example machining of airfoil edge for compressor and turbine blades and vanes. This method takes into account physical processes, which accompany machining, variation of mechanical properties of parts, allows transferring manual machining to NC equipment or to a robotic technology complex. The new method is a prerequisite for creation of autonomous unmanned production, with self-learning function based on adaptive algorithms.

UEC-Saturn's innovative activity was also acknowledged with bronze medal of the "Archimedes-2019" Salon for the development of the “Method of Electrochemical Machining of Titanium and Titanium Alloys" (authors A.K. Ufimtsev, D.G. Penkin). This invention (Eurasian patent No.030498) relates to the electrochemical machining of metals and alloys by pulse current and can be used for forming intricately shaped surfaces of parts for aircraft gas turbine engines. The method includes machining of titanium and titanium alloy parts in electrolyte by vibrating electrodes with using anode adjustable rectangular pulses from constant-amplitude voltage supply. This invention is dedicated to increase in performance due to simplification of technology and reduction of labour-intensity. The growth in performance of machines will make it possible not to purchase additional equipment or to considerably increase capacity of the electrotechnical machining site for GTE blades.

UEC-Saturn was also awarded a Diploma of gratitude and appreciation for active participation in organization and execution of the Salon.

"The results of the Moscow International Salon demonstrate efficiency of invention and innovation activities in UEC-Saturn, -  says Denis Piotukh, a head of  intellectual property department, PJSC UEC-Saturn, -  The company provides the prerequisites for formalization and legal protection of the results of intellectual activity and for encouraging the creative efforts of the company's innovators. The inventors make an important contribution to amelioration of technical level, quality and reliability of our products as well as to augmentation of UEC's intellectual capital.

PJSC "UEC-Saturn" is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression, marine propulsion plants.  UEC-Saturn is a part of United Engine Corporation. It is located in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl Region). 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 UEC-Saturn.

United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the 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. It comprises 15 holding companies and over 80 direct control organizations, a total of more than 700 organizations in 60 regions of Russia with specialization in military, civil and dual-use products. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters,  Uralvagonzavod and others. Rostec' s consolidated revenue reached 1 trillion 589 billion rubles in 2017, the consolidated net profit — 121 bln rubles and EBITDA — 305 bln rubles. Following Rostec's strategy, the major objective of the Corporation is to ensure the technological advantage of Russia at the 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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