Maxim Nikitin from Engineering Center “Center of Computer-Aided Engineering” of SPbPU was nominated in Reverse Engineering at WorldSkills Hi-Tech 2015
(From L to R) Rector of SPbSPU A.I. Rudskoy; student of SPbPU, specialist of Engineering Center Maxim Nikitin and his mentor E.V. Belosludtsev, Deputy head for additive technologies development Engineering Center of SPbPU; Vice-Rector for Advanced Projects, the head of Engineering Center of SPbPU A.I. Borovkov
From October 30 to November 3, in Yekaterinburg was held the Second National Contest of recurrent blue-collar professions of high-tech sectors of industry according to the methodology of WorldSkills - WorldSkills Hi-Tech - 2015. Young people aged 18-25 competed in working at machines with Computer Numerical Control, electronics, engineering drawing, mechatronics, mobile robotics, prototyping, laser and welding technologies, etc.
The competitions hosted young specialists of the largest Russian industrial enterprises which take active part in technical re-equipment and develop industrial standards: Rosatom, Rostec, United Aircraft Corporation, United Engine Corporation, Russian Helicopters, United Shipbuilding Corporation, GAZ Group, Roselektronika, Tekhnodinamika, Chelyabinsk Tube-Rolling Mill OJSC, United Heavy Machinery Plants OJSC; Heavy Machinery Technologies; Roskosmos; KAMAZ OJSC; Novolipetsk Steel OJSC; United Metallurgical Company; JSC Concern VKO “Almaz-Antey”, and other industrial holdings and enterprises.
Maxim Nikitin, 6-year student of SPbPU and specialist of Engineering Center “Center of Computer-Aided Engineering” of SPbPU, won the first prize in Reverse Engineering.
Maxim and his competitors had to complete the following tasks within the competition:
- Digitizing of complex parts using 3D-scanner (impeller, the pump stage impeller);
- Manual digitizing of simple parts, piston of pneumatic pusher;
- Creation of digitized parts CAD models;
- Parts quality control using 3D scanner and development of colour map of physical model deviation from the CAD model;
- Parts geometry improvement in order to improve efficiency;
- Production of improved impeller prototype using ProJet 3500 HDMax 3D printer.
Participant of the championship demonstrated their skills in SolidWorks – software used for CAD-modelling, ANSYS with CFD and ICEM modules used for calculations related to liquid flow simulation, GeoMagic - used to "merge" results of 3D-scanning, GOM Inspect used to control part's quality.
Maxim Nikitin demonstrated best skills in reproduction of item geometry in limited terms, considering lack of working design documentation (DD) on this item, in computational modelling of complicated device operation, while he started with 3D modelling and ended up with item improvement. After the championship, Maxim Nikitin shared his experience with colleagues and held a workshop in multi-parametric optimization.