Siberian machine builders are adopting nanotechnology in manufacturing

Machine-Building Plant "Trud" (Novosibirsk), specializing in the production of gravity concentration equipment for ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metal industry develops innovative technology.
On the new test section hoop molding plant specialists, the technology of strengthening alloys by introducing nanoscale powders.


According to the chief engineer of JSC "Plant" Work " Gennady Mochkina, in recent years, there are often problems associated with the fact that the steel companies manufacture products that do not have sufficient strength to produce from it beneficiation equipment. Since these machines are working in a high abrasion, for their production requires a more durable metal.
That’s why Novosibirsk mechanical engineers decided to focus efforts on solving the problem of the development of production of castings made of nanoscale powders modified alloys. Work in this direction is conducted jointly with the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences. Scientists are developing a theoretical basis, production workers at the plant are adopting these developments in practice.
"In result of this work has improved wear resistance of turbine blades shot blasters 40%, — Said Gennady Mochkin. — Increase the strength of gears. However, while all this on an experimental basis. Began to produce commercially grate for domestic stoves with higher strength. "

The plant is planned to continue our experimental work. Appropriate arrangements with scientists achieved. Purchased new equipment for the foundry area: induction furnaces greater capacity (their use will increase the weight of castings from the current 100 kg to one tonne), the molding plant, heat treatment furnace for casting, vacuum pumps. The SB RAS, in turn, support the delivery of the nanopowder. Despite the fact that while its purchase abroad, will soon be running a site on its own production.
The investment amounted to more than 3 million. Of these, 1.5 million were allocated from the regional budget under the state support of innovation. In total, the output for full production to more than 11 million rubles.
Launching innovative production in full is scheduled for next year. The payback time, according to preliminary estimates, is approximately three and a half years.

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