STATE SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION “PHYSICAL-TECHNICAL
INSTITUTE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY
OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS”

Industrial technologies of surface engineering

Surface engineering combines methods for directional changes of physical and chemical properties of the material surface layers by deformation, modification, deposition of films, coatings, protective layers using various combined methods

  • ion thermochemical treatment
  • laser treatment of materials
  • nitrocarburizing
  • induction heating
  • magnetic-pulse treatment and others

 

New materials

New materials are composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic, glass-fiber reinforced plastic, basalt fiber reinforced polymers, aramid plastic and metal composites, high-tech ceramics – aluminum, zirconia, oxide, nitride, carbide ceramics and others, new construction materials – new insulating materials from foam glass, modifying agents of roadway surfacing based on rubber powder or polymer fibers, new concrete types. The application range of new materials is the widest – space and aircraft industry, construction engineering, medicine, protection and safety

Metal working

The technology implies changing the shape and dimensions of billets due to the effect of applied forces with a subsequent result saving. The shape and dimensions of the product do not change after the pressure loss. In order to increase the plasticity, metal is heated to the specific temperature before the beginning of the treatment. The temperature is determined individually for each type of the material depending on its specific physical and chemical characteristics

Coatings, deposition technologies and equipment

Depending on the requirements made to operational characteristics of parts, there are three types of coatings

  • protective coatings for protecting the parts from corrosion in various aggressive environments, as well as at high temperatures;
  • protective and decorative coatings for the decoration of parts with simultaneous protection from corrosion
  • special coatings applied to confer special properties for the surface (wear-resistance, hardness, electrically insulating, magnetic properties and others) as well as for the recovery of worn parts

 

Casting technologies

Casting production is a field of mechanical engineering which deals with formed parts and billets by pouring the molten metal into the moulds where their cavity have the configuration of required parts

In the casting process, metal solidifies in the mould during the cooling process obtaining a casting mold – a finished part or a billet which can be mechanically treated if it is necessary (increase of the dimension accuracy and roughness reduction). In this respect, the casting production has the task to obtain casting moulds where the dimensions and the shape are as close as possible to the dimensions and the shape of the finished part. From 50% to 95% of all parts in machines and industrial equipment are manufactured by casting into moulds

PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION IDEX 2021

On February 21-25, 2021 Vitali Zaleski, director of the Institute, represented PTI NAS of Belarus in 15th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2021). The event takes place biennially at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which is centrally located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Within the participation programme, the negotiations with potential partners were conducted, scientific and technical developments in the field of materials science, technical facilities, mechanical engineering as well as new developments in the field of body armor were presented. PTI NAS of Belarus presented the following:

  • Ceramic cylindrical elements 
  • Ceramic plate from aluminum oxide
  • Side armor panel

IDEX is one of the most representative international defence exhibition and conference demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. It is a unique platform to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the region. 

IDEX is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and is organised by the Capital Events in association and with the full support of the UAE Armed Forces.