Russians presented a tank with a 3D printer

3D printing technology seems to have infinite possibilities that are useful in almost every sector of the economy, allowing you to produce virtually everything from precision machine components through cars to home automation. The Russian Ministry of Defense has come up with another idea of ​​using 3D printers and presented a tank made with their help called Armata.

Electromashina, a part of the Uralvagonzavod corporation, has been working on this issue since last summer when it introduced the first models of industrial 3D printers. Since then, several prototypes and small parts have been created.

Anton Ulrich, head of Electromashina’s engineering department, points out that 3D printers make it easy to make component prototypes, which is especially important for more complex components, saving you the trouble and error of traditional production methods.

The components thus produced no longer need to be subjected to further processing, and no material losses. Components can also be manufactured with great precision to be immediately assembled in a built-in device. Thanks to 3D printers, prototyping is also becoming easier and it is possible to make molds for mass production of plastic or metal parts.

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