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Kalashnikov introduces MIM technology

Concern "Kalashnikov" (state corporation "Rostec") began a global technical re-equipment of production, reports "Expert". As part of the project, the total cost of 4 billion rubles is expected to introduce the so-called MIM-technologies that allow you to manufacture parts using the method of pressing a mixture of metal powder and filler. Thus, it is possible to produce parts with a rather complex shape, which can be practically not machined. The raw material is a granulated mixture of fine powders with a polymer binder.

It is worth noting that in May, Kalashnikov got a controlling stake in Sintez-PD. It is the only Russian manufacturer of metal products using MIM-technologies and domestic raw materials.

Representatives of the concern note that the modernization of enterprises will reduce the labor intensity in a number of areas by almost 90%. In addition, 140 units of equipment will be released and about 1.2 thousand square meters. m. production area.

In 2014-2015, Kalashnikov plans to master the production of more 40 new parts using MIM technology. 15 of them have already been tested. The project of technical re-equipment of the concern is scheduled for completion in 2017.

“One of our strategic goals is to increase the competitiveness of products in the global market through systematic work aimed at increasing productivity. If last year our revenues amounted to a little more than two billion rubles, then by the end of 2014, we expect it to exceed nine billion rubles, ”said Alexey Krivoruchko, general director of Kalashnikov.
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  1. USSR 1971
    USSR 1971 30 September 2014 13: 23
    I hope that the concern named after the name of a great man will prosper for the benefit of protecting the country. In Russia, gunsmiths have always been in honor.
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 30 September 2014 13: 41
      The optimal ratio of product quality and price will provide Kalashnikov with prosperity and good economic performance in the future.
      1. Aryan
        Aryan 30 September 2014 13: 58
        complex breaks faster ...
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    3. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 30 September 2014 21: 02
      MIM technology - video how it works.

  2. arutun
    arutun 30 September 2014 13: 24
    In addition, 140 units of equipment and about 1.2 thousand square meters will be freed. m. production space.

    And where will the workers go?
    Modernization is good, but workers must not be forgotten.
    1. ighor
      ighor 30 September 2014 14: 15
      Free - this does not mean that they will be empty.
      I am sure that the released equipment will increase the production of other components.
    ISKANDER25 30 September 2014 13: 30
    Hello! New technologies in the military-industrial complex is EXCELLENT !!! good
    1. Juborg
      Juborg 30 September 2014 13: 43
      I would like to be fed up that the powder products will be better in quality, and most importantly, the strength of their Chinese counterparts (who make disposable forks, bicycles, cars and other scrap metal that use this technology that they don’t even take chermet). As a rule, such parts (products) have an irregular crystal (asymmetric) lattice, as a result of which the product does not have sufficient strength.
      1. Bombardier
        Bombardier 30 September 2014 13: 58
        also thought about it. +
        1. cosmos111
          cosmos111 30 September 2014 14: 05
          this info, I posted yesterday .. and all of it on a branch:
          discussed ...
          Quote: cosmos111
          MIM "Metal Injection Molding" is a technology for manufacturing parts by pressing a special mixture of metal powder and filler into a mold using an injection molding machine ...
          the advantage of the "MIM" technology is that it has a high dimensional accuracy and strength, as well as the manufacture of parts in mass volumes at a low cost ...
          and now infa: http: // option = com_info18 & task = newsview & id = 13732 & Itemid =

          spheres of application of MIM technology:
          1. automotive industry (fuel injection system, active safety systems, door electric motors)
          2. guns (sighting strips, fuses, triggers)
          3.computers and office equipment (printer heads, carriages)
          3.Medical instrument (surgical instrument, orthodontic braces, bridges)
          4. Precision engineering, instrumentation (impellers of pumps, presser feet of sewing machines, cases and watch parts)
          5. aerospace industry. etc.
      2. GDP
        GDP 30 September 2014 14: 15
        I remembered Chinese powder mixers that crumble in a few months ... Yes, they are cheap, but I will never put myself such a thing again ...
  4. Khalmamed
    Khalmamed 30 September 2014 13: 33
    what HEALTH effect was sanctioned ... I think and I’m sure that there are specialists and workers at the State Technical University, and the machines are for long-term storage.
  5. fzr1000
    fzr1000 30 September 2014 13: 36
    In the photo again, obviously non-domestic equipment ... request And so in general, the good news.
  6. Alexander
    Alexander 30 September 2014 13: 40
    Re-equipment ... for the mass production of AK-12 is not otherwise prepared for the army? I hope the MIM technology is not an analogue of the one used in the production of the g-36, I would not want the gun barrel to take away from heating the case in the sun, the indoor army AK is not needed for sure.
  7. abc_02
    abc_02 30 September 2014 13: 41
    Somewhere already wrote about this, about the unreliability of this technology.
  8. gunya
    gunya 30 September 2014 13: 46
    Technology is good, but not always applicable. When applying MIM technologies, the impact strength and toughness are always lower than for metals of a similar purpose. So everything is good in its place.
  9. Vyacheslav 64
    Vyacheslav 64 30 September 2014 13: 55
    It is important that these new technologies do not affect reliability.
  10. non-placeholder
    non-placeholder 30 September 2014 13: 58
    Yesterday we installed an air conditioner, the set included a flare nut made using MIM technology. She burst at the first puff - they spent half a day to find an analog turned, using the technology of the 9th grade of labor lessons, I hope it will last a long time. I imagine what will happen to the details of the machine experiencing constant shock and thermal loads. Sintering technology is certainly more technologically advanced, but after all, it seems like the trunk printed on a 3D printer also shot once, why not go directly to printing AK on a 3D printer, bypassing the intermediate stages of technological progress?
  11. postoronim V
    postoronim V 30 September 2014 14: 13
    This is against the background of yesterday's announcements about the sale of a block of shares of the enterprise in private hands.
  12. Kair501
    Kair501 30 September 2014 14: 26
    Comrades, who knows what kind of samples are in the photo with the fore-end as on NATO rifles (starting from the second on the left)?
  13. Vovanya
    Vovanya 30 September 2014 14: 49
    The barrel is the same, the cartridge is the same, so what characteristics can improve? Oh yes! Picatinny rail appeared! The greatest achievement!
  14. ARES623
    ARES623 30 September 2014 14: 54
    Citizens of criticism are definitely not metallurgists. Before staging in a series, and especially en armament of the army or the Ministry of Internal Affairs, products are shot not only in room conditions. During the tests create conditions that in life occur 1 time per million cases. Yes, 4 billion rubles for a commercial organization is quite a serious amount, spread it on the basis of commercials. The concern is far from booby, as some have heard in some places, but specialists who are able to win in the arms market, probably the toughest. To create a weapon is not to cut a pot ..., it is an art and serious technical calculations. It is only annoying that all this is in order to kill a person.
  15. nomad
    nomad 30 September 2014 15: 25
    They would have applied plasma spraying !!! All these developments of the 70s. Thank you for remembering that we have them.
  16. theadenter
    theadenter 30 September 2014 15: 39
    A weapon made of metal "sawdust"? Will it be reliable?
    1. Dies Irae
      Dies Irae 30 September 2014 15: 52
      - Will be. The quality of the pressed mixture is not inferior to the "source" - a cast part. Technologies do not stand still, just in Russia, as a rule, no one invests in the development of production. After all, this is a calculation for the future, and our "effective owners" are used to living according to the scheme "got (bought, stolen) - sold, money right away".
  17. Svetovod
    Svetovod 30 September 2014 16: 21
    Is it like that powder steel that knives print? There seems to be no filler.
  18. rennim
    rennim 30 September 2014 19: 57
    It is strange that the state invests in technology and production. Expected to increase profits ... And Suddenly, the sale in private hands !!!
    1. rostov-dad
      rostov-dad 30 September 2014 22: 11
      Chubais, the science city will appear again, dealt with and the money will miraculously evaporate.
  19. For the Marines
    For the Marines 1 October 2014 10: 04
    The main thing is that job cuts should not follow! And so good! yes