Additive Technologies: Human Resources for the Industry of the Future

Additive technology, or additive manufacturing, is one of the most dynamically developing fields of "digital" manufacturing. SUSU scientists collaborate with world leaders, and the new programme for training specialists in this field is recognized to be among the best ones in Russia.

South Ural State University is actively involved in training personnel for additive manufacturing. In 2019, the Department of Metal Forming was among the 30 winners in the competition held by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation in order to develop advanced educational programmes.

The new Master's degree programme called Additive Technologies was developed jointly with MISIS National University of Science and Technology. The industrial partners are the German company SMS Group GMbH, SMS Metallurgical Service LLC, AO Kompozit and the Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

"The participation of the Department of Metal Forming in this competition was not accidental; SUSU has been paying great attention to additive technologies since 2017. The grand opening of the Laboratory for Mechanics, Laser Processes and Digital Production Technologies, in the foundation of which SMS Group (the world's leading manufacturer of metallurgical equipment) participated, took place in October 2017. And in 2018, the Additive Technologies project-based Master's degree programme was opened with two specializations at once: Metallurgy, and Technological Machines and Equipment," says Head of the Department Liudmila Radionova.

This year, the defence of graduation qualification works of students who undertook these training programmes took place. The topic was related to the implementation of commercial projects in partnership with AO Kompozit and SMS Group companies.

Having our own experience combined with the experience of MISIS, and the material and technical equipment, undoubtedly, will make it possible to train highly qualified personnel for the industry of the future, which additive technologies are an integral part of.

Liudmila Radionova, Olga Romanovskaia
Contact person: 
Olga Romanovskaia, tel.: 272-31-64
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