St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Peter the Great hosted a roundtable discussion on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: Experience and Prospects


The round table “Advanced Manufacturing Technologies: Experience and Prospects” was held as part of the international scientific-practical conference “Modern Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies” - SMPPT-2019. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

The round table “Advanced Production Technologies: Experience and Prospects” was held with the support of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg and the Baltic Industrial Company. The main purpose of the event is to discuss the results of the achievements of education, science and technology in the field of engineering and materials science, as well as the possibility of their application.

Machine-tool plant "Sasta" took part in a round table, and also presented an exhibition exposition.


The round table was attended by the leaders of leading industrial enterprises and state corporations of the Russian Federation: Rosatom, Rostec, Roskosmos, OSK, UAC, UEC, representatives of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, representatives of foreign manufacturing companies and universities, representatives of relevant departments.

During the round table, the main issues were raised:

  • Analysis of the current situation in Russian and world engineering, automation of technological processes, digital production and additive technologies;
  • Opportunities for cooperation in scientific and technological projects;
  • Collaboration mechanisms in the field of joint research and development;
  • Implementation of joint educational programs (including network), etc.

The round table meeting with a welcoming speech was opened by Andrei Ivanovich Rudskoy, Rector of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In his speech, Andrei Ivanovich noted the importance of holding such events when science meets industry and current issues are discussed. Meetings of partners at conferences and round tables are held for the third time. And each time, the issues discussed are more and more targeted, and the proposed approaches to their solution are applied.

Mikhail Lobin, First Vice-President of SPP St. Petersburg, moderated the round table, noting the importance of meetings in this format: “This approach allows real-time feedback in the dialogue format, which allows us to more accurately respond to requests from industrial partners.”

Anatoly Popovich, Director of IMM&T SPbPU, prof., Doctor of Technical Sciences, spoke about "relevant areas of cooperation in the field of research and development and development and training of engineers by order of industrial partners." A vivid example of this is the joint work of SPbPU and the Baltic Industrial Company - the department of Design and Technological Innovation in Mechanical Engineering, as well as the joint Design Bureau working at the BPK-North production site.

Diana Kaledina, General Director of the Baltic Industrial Company, Head of the Department of Design and Technological Innovation in Mechanical Engineering, IMM & T SPbPU, spoke about the state of the machine tool industry in the Russian Federation. In her report, Diana Evgenievna drew attention to the “personnel shortage” that the industry is experiencing, as well as possible solutions to this problem: “Cadres decide everything - and we must decide where to get these cadres. The organization of basic departments at enterprises and contract training is an excellent, working practice. It is costly and long. But there is no other way, and the sooner we start, the faster we get the result. ”

Wang Qingsheng, General Director of ENV, Ph.D. In his report “Modern Technologies in the Production of Highly Safe Lithium-Polymer Batteries”, he noted the importance of R&D and the use of innovative technologies in production processes.

Alexander Ingemansson, chief technologist of JSC FITC Titan-Barricades, Ph.D., drew attention to the "development of high technology digital production systems for machining production." As one of the most important tasks, “the need for adaptive control of the processing process on modern CNC equipment” was noted.

The topic of automation and digitalization of manufacturing enterprises was continued by the reports of Igor Ryzhenkov, Director of Robovizard LLC, Kawasaki Heavy Industries - Advanced Production Robotics, Irina Khrustaleva, Art. Lecturer of the department "Engineering Technology", IMM & T SPbPU - "Automation of the preparation of engineering using computer-aided modeling of technological processes", Popov Arkady Nikolaevich, associate professor of the department "Automata", IMM & T SPbPU, Ph.D. - “Automated digital test systems.”

Applied solutions applicable for machine-building enterprises were proposed: reducing the cost of production, improving the quality of machining of products, etc.

The theme of the introduction of Industry 4.0 was continued in a report by Anton Ushakov, head of the CNC machine tool department of the Baltic Industrial Company, who spoke about the use of the latest technologies in machine tool construction, such as thermal expansion control, modal analysis, etc., which already used by the company in the production of Russian machine tools under the FORT trademark, as well as the digitalization of production processes and the need for constant feedback from consumers of machine tools shares: “Machine tool construction along with the whole world is on the path of customizing products, which means that it is the customer who forms the trends in the machine tool industry. There is an individualization of machines for orders of end users. These technologies allow us to achieve greater accuracy, better surface quality and ultimately reduce the final cost of finished parts."

Gabriel Corletto, Breton Deputy General Manager, presented a report on the future of high-speed 5-axis machining and hybrid technologies, noting that “soon, the production of parts by traditional machining (with chip removal) will be combined with additive manufacturing technologies” .

The topic of additive technologies was continued by the presentation of Vadim Sufiyarov, leading researcher at the Functional Materials research laboratory, IMM & T SPbPU, Ph.D.

As an illustration of the reports, the guests visited the additive manufacturing and metalworking laboratories of SPbPU, where, among other things, this installation was presented, an exhibition exposition organized in the hall of the SPbPU research building, and also the BPK-North research and production complex.