Cheboksary, October 1. Developing the domestic market and increasing the production of high value-added products from advanced aluminium alloys are capable to ensure an additional growth of GDP in Russia. Such opinion was expressed by Valentin Trishchenko, the Chairman of the Aluminium Association, speaking at the 2nd annual workshop on welding held in Cheboksary.
As part of its strategy to develop the aluminium production, the Aluminium Association developed an action plan intended to double the domestic demand for aluminium, first of all, on the part of high-tech industries. Unique properties of aluminium alloys make their application more cost-efficient: light weight, safety, corrosion resistance, environmental compatibility, easy use and installation of finished products - this is a partial list of competitive advantages of new aluminium materials. In particular, the plan provides for increasing the use of advanced alloys in the construction, automotive industry, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding and a variety of other sectors, developing standards and technical regulations, solving regulatory issues, and performing educational and training activities. Generally, the creation of new processing facilities with the total investment of over RUB 250 bln will allow increasing this market to 2.5 mln tonnes by 2025.
The workshop was attended by the Head of the Chuvash Republic Mikhail Ignatiev, Head of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Chuvash Republic Ivan Motorin, leaders of relevant ministries, and representatives of more than 60 production companies, scientific and educational organisations, industrial and professional unions. In addition to opportunities for diversifying the region's industry, the participants discussed relevant matters of advanced welding technologies, including friction stir welding, laser welding, etc. that play an important role in the assembly of products in many industries, especially in mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, railcar building, and shipbuilding.
In addition, the participants has a business tour of CJSC SESPEL that showed in practice innovative welding technologies using robotics, as well as various capabilities of friction stir welding, including underwater welding.