Rostec launches serial 3D printing of PD-14 aircraft engine parts for MS-21 aircraft
Rostec has launched serial 3D printing of PD-14 aircraft engine parts for the newest domestic passenger aircraft MS-21, the state corporation reports.
“The Center for Additive Technologies (CAT) of the Rostec State Corporation has started serial 3D printing of parts for the Russian PD-14 aircraft engine developed by the United Engine Corporation,” the statement said.
As specified, at the first stage, mass production of elements of the engine fuel system was mastered. Until 2024, it is planned to produce about 2 thousand elements of the engine fuel system. Rostec notes that thanks to industrial 3D printing, it is possible to reduce the production time for individual components from 6 months to 3 weeks. In addition, components manufactured by an additive method are distinguished by a lower weight while maintaining functional properties. This increases the payload and improves other aircraft performance.
“We see great potential in additive technologies – in the near future, with their help, we will be able to produce not only aircraft engines, but also complex components for the space industry, science-intensive medicine, automotive and other high-tech areas of production,” the Rostec aviation cluster said.
TsAT Rostec received a license from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia for serial 3D printing of aviation products in September 2021, becoming the first and only Russian enterprise to date to confirm its competence in mass industrial 3D printing in the interests of the aviation industry. The license enables the company not only to serially produce experimental parts and blanks, but also to carry out full-fledged cooperation with the aviation industry.
TsAT engineers participated in the manufacture of parts for prototype demonstrator engines PD-35, VK-650V and VK-1600V produced by UEC, hull products for the Ansat-M helicopter and many others. Today, the center has mastered the production of 450 types of parts.