According to Russian government news agency Sputnik News, Russian state metal powder producer Rosatom plans to 3D print manufacturing parts for the nuclear industry.

‘Over two and a half years 3D printing became one of the leading areas for Rosatom's non-nuclear business,’ Aleksey Dub, the state corporation's science and innovations division deputy director, told the news agency. ‘Today, a roadmap and strategy of additive technology development in the nuclear industry have been formulated […] By the end of 2018, Rosatom should have the full set of expertise needed to offer additive technology services.’

Rosatom reportedly unveiled the first Russian-made metallic 3D printer at the Innoprom industrial trade fair in Yekaterinburg earlier in July. Equipped with a 1,000-watt laser, the printer is expected to have an output of between 15 and 70 cm3/h, according to the corporation.

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This story is reprinted from material from Sputnik News and Rosatom, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.