Far East | Technology & innovation | Industry, manufacturing
KNAAPO’s project undergoes RUSNANO’s approval process
29 Jun '11
RUSNANO’s science and technical council has approved and recommended for finance the project by the Sukhoi Company’s aircraft building complex KNAAPO, based in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk region, on using nanotechnologies in instrument production, the Sukhoi Company reports.
The project on organizing the series production of metal-working instrument based on composition, wear-resistant nano-materials allowing to process adhesives at high cutting speed has reportedly passed assessment by the independent experts and has been studied by the science and technical council’s steering group, including known scientists and RF Government officials.
The KNAAPO specialists are now to prepare the economic assessment of the project. The economic assessment has to be approved by the KNAAPO Board of Directors and two investment committees in RUSNANO.
Such projects require significant funding, that is why RUSNANO is to be the project co-investor, the firm said.
Under plans, the company is to launch production of the hard-alloy instrument with multi-level nano-structured coating for aviation industry needs.
The next stage could be setting up of the closed production cycle when the worn out fast-cutting instrument can be used as a raw material for production of a new bulk of metal-working instruments.
The project on applying nanotechnologies in instrument production started at the KNAAPO complex in the fall of 2009 under the Sukhoi production system development plan aimed at improved efficiency of aviation machinery manufacturing through implementation of high-tech innovation products and solutions.