The Volgograd company Stereotech, a developer of 5Dtech multi-axis FDM printing technology and a manufacturer of 5D printers, has received a CE certificate for the entire range of products, VolgaPromExpert reports.
Assistance in obtaining the document was provided by the Export Support Center of the Volgograd Region. The presence of the certificate confirms the compliance of the product with the basic safety requirements and ensures the free promotion of Russian innovation in the European market.
“The received CE certificate gives us access to the European market. Today, 5Dtech technology is actively used in domestic industrial enterprises and shows itself as an effective tool for lean production and has a high export potential,” commented the head of the company Artem Avdeev.
According to the Committee for Economic Policy and Development Volgograd region, certification of products for European markets costs tens of thousands of euros. The regional export support center, on co-financing terms, covered 80% of the costs for the examination of technical documentation, product testing, drawing up test reports and the conclusion of a notified body, issuing a certificate and transporting product samples to a testing laboratory in Slovakia and back.
Note that 5D-printed parts are already being used at the production site of the Volgograd branch of Severstal Kanaty JSC. Previously printed polymer samples, including chain dampers and brake pads for rope machines, pump impellers - parts that are exposed to significant loads and are used in an aggressive environment - have been successfully tested in production.
The Stereotek company was registered in Volgograd in 2016. In February 2019, the company became one of the winners of the S7 Startup Challenge competition organized by the S7 Group of Companies and the Skolkovo Foundation.