Developments in Soviet Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies 690701
Soviet aerospace systems production capability has progressed rapidly during the past 15 years through sustained, intensive manufacturing technology research. Accomplishments and programs in forging, extrusion, metal working and metal joining technology are generally as advanced as those of the west. In forging and extrusion press construction, electro discharge machining, ultrasonic machining, glue welding, pulsed arc, magnetic arc and electroslag welding Soviet technology excels and is in advance of Western technology. Development programs are underway to continue to advance the state of the art for conventional as well as high temperature structural application. Combined with demonstrated characteristics of ingenuity, innovation, and originality of approach a high potential exists for future achievement.