TSI opens new AdditiveLab facility in Rīga

March 26 saw the grand opening of a new laboratory at the Transport and Telecommunications Institute (TSI) in Rīga that is claimed to be unique in the Baltic states.

"TSI AdditiveLab is a brand new laboratory, totally unique for the Baltics' scope, that is focused on the research and development of 3D metal printing technologies or WAM (Wire Additive Manufacturing). Industrial robotics equipment, controller software and research of the 3D printing processes are the main fields of the lab’s work. TSI AdditiveLab is a lab that provides research, solutions and collaborative offers in various industrial sectors – transport, aviation, general industries," said a release from TSI.

The Lab’s equipment can be used and operated with a variety of materials such as aluminium alloys, nickel-based alloys, construction steel, and stainless steel.

"In AdditiveLab we are also working on software development in order to control the robots, the process itself, and to predict and maintain various technological parameters and features," said the release said the head of TSI AdditiveLab, Mg.sc.ing. Arsēnijs Kisarevs.

TSI is a private university of applied sciences that traces its history back to the founding of the School of Aviation Technicians and Mechanics in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1919. TSI is also the successor of the legendary RKIIGA (Riga Civil Aviation Engineers Institute) and RAU (Riga Aviation University). In its present-day form TSI was established in 1999 and is the only private technical higher educational institution in Latvia. All study programs are provided in two languages – Latvian and English. TSI has received permanent accreditation in Latvia as a higher education institution. 

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