High-tech equipment was delivered to Italy

Scientists from the Tomsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS in cooperation with the innovative company "Mikrosplav" delivered high-tech equipment to two Italian customers. Students and teachers will use it to conduct scientific and experimental works at the Beam Technology Center (Milan Polytechnic University), and the company GalvanoTechnik S.p.A. (Gardone Val Trompia) will integrate the equipment into the production line for deposition of coatings on products and parts.

It is not the first order made by our Italian colleagues. “This time, we sent two high-peak voltage pulse generators to Italy”, says Vsevolod Petrov, junior researcher at the Advanced Technologies Laboratory (TSC SB RAS). “Generators continuously accumulate energy and produce short pulses. Their distinctive feature is the ability to control the parameters of frequency and pulse duration in a wide range.

Tomsk and Milan scientists have a long-standing partnership. A cooperation memorandum was signed five years ago, and before the pandemic, a delegation representing the interests of Italian companies visited Akademgorodok. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the company GalvanoTechnik S.p.A. became a customer. As Vsevolod Ivanovich explained, nowadays electrochemical technologies are actively used and developed all over the world, including the deposition of protective and decorative coatings on products. The generators invented and manufactured by Tomsk scientists will be integrated into the company s production lines.

“I think that new equipment will allow us to discover surface treatment modes that can become the basis for creating promising technologies," says Professor Massimiliano Bestetti (Milan Polytechnic University). I have high hopes that the result of our successful cooperation with Tomsk scientists will be joint scientific publications and new projects”.

The scientists of the Tomsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS and the Mikrosplav company went to Italy to run the equipment and train Italian colleagues at the university and GalvanoTechnik S.p.A.