Yesterday the Vice-President of Siemens Russia Martin Gitsels paid a working visit to Tomsk Polytechnic University. He met the representatives of TPU schools of engineering and got familiar with promising directions for cooperation.
Dr. Martin Gitsels noted:
‘During the presentation of TPU developments, I was interested in metal powders for additive manufacturing technology. This is a very interesting topic since 30% of technologies in the world are implemented using such powders. The School of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies is engaged in the development of metal powders that can be used in the production of industrial equipment, for example, for 3D printing of high-quality gas turbines.
Siemens is not engaged in additive technology, so this is one of the most important aspects which we would like to find in cooperation with our research partners.’
The Vice-President of Siemens also marked a project of the School of Computer Science & Robotics, which is devoted to the group control of drone swarm, including ensuring the security of pipelines.
‘Our current objective is to convince Siemens that despite the fact that Tomsk is far from the company’s key centers in Russia the city deserves to become the third location of the company after Moscow and Saint-Petersburg,’
- said TPU Vice-Rector for External Affairs Lilia Kiriyanova.
TPU is a leading engineering university, which seeks to cooperate with leading engineering companies, and Siemens is the world’s number one in engineering. Since 2014, we have been working under the cooperation agreement.
At present, the University uses Siemens equipment and software solutions in many large projects in the field of energy, manufacturing automation, and intelligent systems. Therefore, in the coming days, we expect to find joint projects to extend our cooperation.’
The School of Energy & Power Engineering, the School of Computer Science & Robotics, the School of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies actively use Siemens products such as various types of equipment, a programmable logic controller, and software.
Dr. Martin Gitsels also held an open lecture devoted to The challenge of Industrial Digitalization for students and researchers of Tomsk Polytechnic University.