Kazakhstan to Develop Additive Technologies Industry

On 13 May, Satbayev University (Kazakhstan), EOS GmbH (Germany), and NORM Additive (Turkey) signed a framework agreement on the creation of a consortium for the establishment of a Center for Additive Technologies at Kazakhstan’s Institute of Physics and Technology.

Reporting from the meeting in Almaty, Kazakh Invest outlined proposals for a pilot project comprising a scientific and innovative competence center for working with materials such as polyamide and metal powders to produce various components on 3D printers.

At the first stage, the group plans to create an innovation center for technology transfer and the creation of competencies. During the next stage, a research and innovation center (R&D) will be established to manufacture and test the first batch of products. The third stage involves the commercial production of specific components to meet the demands of automotive, aerospace, engineering, oil and gas industry, and medicine companies.

Developments thereafter, include facilities to study materials such as polymers and their components, for use in the production of industrial-scale 3D printers.

Looking to the future, the project has the potential to create a niche industry which will increase Kazakhstan’s ability to compete in the global market with high-value-added products.


Times of Central Asia

Times of Central Asia

Laura Hamilton MA, is the former Director of the Collins Gallery at the University of Strathclyde. She first visited Kyrgyzstan in 2011 to research and curate a major exhibition of contemporary textiles and fashion. Since 2012, she has worked as an editor on over thirty translations of Central Asian novels and collections of short stories. In more recent years, her work has focused on editing translations of Kyrgyzstan's great epics -'Ak Moor', Saiykal', Janysh Baiysh', 'Oljobai and Kishimjan', 'Dariyka', 'Semetey' and 'Er Toshtuk' for The Institute of Kyrgyz Language and Literature, and the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University.

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