Denis Manturov visits Metalloobrabotka 2023, Russia’s largest machine tool exhibition
Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia - Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, visited Metalloobrabotka 2023, the largest International Exhibition for Equipment, Instruments and Tools for the Metalworking Industry.
The exhibition included lathes, milling machines, grinding equipment, CNC machining centres, etc. by domestic manufacturers, which were demonstrated to Denis Manturov. More than 35,000 people visited the exhibition over 3 days and more than 1,000 companies took part, 700 of them were domestic companies.
The industry is growing rapidly. Production of machine tool products now stands at more than 60 billion rubles.
“Last year, the government provided support to manufacturers of machine tool products in the amount of almost 2 billion rubles (including compensation of costs for provision of discounts), including 1.4 billion rubles for R&D (and the total amount including investments in R&D of the industry enterprises exceeded 2 billion rubles). We will continue to provide support this year: the results of this year’s R&D subsidy selection will be summarised in June. Because of the state support, this year’s production has already shown good dynamics in the first four months: the growth rate is over 25%. In general, last year we finished with a 24% growth in machine tools,” said Denis Manturov.
Today, domestic machine tool companies are actively developing their own solutions. For example, STAN presented WAMeco, the first CNC machine model for diamond grinding of carbide inserts used in the tool industry. Its peculiarity is that it can be operated fully automatically without human intervention. The Deputy Prime Minister was shown AVEA-TECHNOLOGY’s zero-based systems, which allow to significantly reduce the time for machine re-equipping. Laser Systems put on display additive selective laser melting machine M250 equipped with proprietary software. The development of Eidos Robotics has been unveiled. The company has already introduced its industrial robots at KAMAZ and SIBUR. The company’s spherical robot A12 operates to facilitate proper dispensing of reagents in COVID-19 testing at a Japanese laboratory, which introduced it in 2020. The robots are also supplied to the UAE. The robot has a competitive cost and manufacturing time advantage over a number of foreign counterparts. Delta-Test Scientific and Industrial Corporation showed the ARTA eCut 400 high precision wire-cutting system.
At the end of the visit, Denis Manturov was shown a new five-axis vertical milling centre made by UZTS, with a fully Russian CNC system Mechatronica, a Russian-made spindle and other components. The machine has a very high degree of localisation. It has become possible to develop such a machine thanks to the support of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade (as part of Decree No.1649 of the Government of the Russian Federation of 12 December 2019), under which UZTS was granted a subsidy of 100 million rubles.