The experts of Rusatom – Additive Technologies (RusAT LLC; part of the TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom) received official status of Russian Federation representatives on the ISO/TC 261 Additive Manufacturing Technical Committee of the International Organization for Standardization ISO. RusAT is a designated roadmap operator for the “Additive manufacturing” branch of the “Technologies for new materials and substances” program in Russia.
“At the initial stage of mastering the additive manufacturing, development of national and international standards plays an important role and provides efficiency in new technologies’ introduction. It is substantial that Rosatom representatives are not only involved in national standardization regarding additive manufacturing, but also in international work in this area”, said Mikhail Turundaev, CEO of RusAT.
Embedded in ISO/TC 261, RusAT employees are representing Russian stance, included in working groups to develop standards, considers draft of international standards at various stages and make their proposals. Russia has the status of a full member of this technical committee and can influence the development of ISO standards by voting on various issues of the committee.
Standardization in the field of additive manufacturing concerns their terms and definitions, production processes, hardware and software, the properties of raw materials, personnel requirements, and other issues that are important in ensuring product quality. Issues of international standardization lay the groundwork for global cooperation; therefore RusAT pays significant attention to this topic.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a recognized organization that develops and publishes international standards. ISO is an independent non-governmental organization with national standardization bodies involved. International standards foster innovation and global technology challenges.
RusAT LLC (part of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom) is a specialized company – an integrator of the nuclear industry in additive manufacturing (AM). The company’s activities are focused on four key areas: 3D printers and their components production; creation of materials and metal powders for AM; development of software suite for additive manufacturing; outsourcing 3D printing services for clients and additive manufacturing introduction into production (including the organization of AM production centers).
TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom incorporates enterprises for the fabrication of nuclear fuel, conversion and enrichment of uranium, production of gas centrifuges, as well as research and design organizations. It is the only supplier of nuclear fuel for Russian nuclear power plants. TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom provides nuclear fuel for 73 power reactors in 13 countries worldwide, research reactors in eight countries, as well as transport reactors of the Russian nuclear fleet. Every sixth power reactor in the world operates on fuel manufactured by TVEL. www.tvel.ru