16 December 2010, Thursday, 19:17

The unique lathes of world level will be produced in Bashkiria

author: Lubov Kolokolova

Solemn opening of the unique nanotechnological production by the company “ECM” has taken place in Ufa on December 16. This is the first enterprise for production of electrochemical lathes of a new generation for manufacturing of details from any metals and alloys in Bashkiria. The General Director of “ROSNANO” Anatoly Chubais has called the opening of the company “ECM” very remarkable event and real break in the Russian propulsion engineering.

“What we are watching today is made at the world level” – he said – “And this is the bridge between science and production and here the engineering idea becomes a real business. “ROSNANO” was established for making such promising projects a reality”.

The company “ECM” is established in 2009 and the team of the authors and the key designers of the technology and equipment for the impulse electrochemical processing are its shareholders. The state corporation “ROSNANO” and the fund “PBT-Invest” are the financial investors. The author’s collective has more than 30-year experience in sphere of electrochemistry. They’ve already designed 12 serial models of the electrochemical lathes and mastered and inculcated more than a hundred technological processes in Russia and abroad. The overall budget of the project is 285 million rubles. Machine-building, motor-car and medical companies as well as the enterprises, producing various shape-generating accessories are in the list of the company’s clients. The lathes are completed with the details and joints of the leading world producers, such as Mitsubishi Electric, Siemens, Bosch, THK and Advantech and others.

The company “ECM” is located on the territory of the Ufa plant “PROMSVYAZ” on 2,6 thousand square meters. 60 workers begin working at the plant now and in the future about 100 employees will work here. The Professor Alexander Zaitsev is the director of the plant. He was nurturing this idea in the course of 15 years. Now it has become a reality.