In record time of 75 days, the metallurgical plant on the Chebarkul lake’s shore was completed and the first forging done. Chebarkul Metallurgical Plant became the only Soviet enterprise to produce crankshaft stampings, connecting rods and other parts for all airplane jets to be produced during the World War II.
Late 1950s — early 1970s.
The plant greatly increased production for the benefit of all machine-building sectors. It undergoes several reconstructions which allowed it to become the largest producer of high-quality and unique stampings, unequalled both at home and abroad. The plant was the world’s first to create a unique forge-and-stamping production on the basis of heavy and super-heavy machines. Once its forge-and-thermal complex was complete, the plant became a leading producer of semi-finished products for important details from steel alloys and stainless steel, used to make chassis, hulls and all kinds of airplane jets.
The enterprises streamlined production of titanium-alloy stampings and forgings for the aerospace industry. The plant also masters production of disks for compressors and turbines for turbojets of heat-resistant nickel-based alloys with mechanical processing and luminescent and ultra-sound control of their qualities under normal and high temperatures.
The plant is the first enterprise under the aerospace industry ministry’s control to be incorporated. Despite a major crisis in machine-building
and aviation construction, the plant’s primary customers, the plant managed to preserve its production potential and mastered production of stampings for oil extracting equipment, pipelines and railway transport. The plant’s products were marketed in the United States, Italy, India, China, Slovakia, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria.
The plant joins Mechel Group and almost immediately launches large-scale reorganization, involving workshops and production management system, including repairs and equipment replacement.
The plant’s disk treatment workshop was equipped with a multiprofile CNC lathe.
The plant launched a new state-of-the-art ring-rolling machine. This was Russia’s first complex for producing large-sized rings. The ring-rolling machine is producing weldless straight and section-shaped rings by radial and axel rolling. The new equipment enabled the plant to produce rings from 400 to 4,200 mm in outside diameter and from 60 to 1,000 mm high.
The plant conducted a sweeping upgrade of its furnace equipment. The forging workshop’s press-room at Urals Stampings Plant’s Chelyabinsk subsidiary was equipped with RR-KR 47/1100 heat treatment furnaces. Produced by Bosio, this specialized equipment is used for high-precision heat treatment of forgings made of carbon, constructional, tool and alloy steels.
The plant has successfully mastered production of section-shaped rings at Russia’s first ring-rolling complex RAW 200(250)/160(200) – 3500/1000. The plant’s experts developed and launched into serial production 162 types of weldless rings for the energy, aviation and general engineering industries.
The plant successfully mastered production of 14 new products, which enabled it to complete early a pilot order made by one of the world’s leading developers of space launch vehicle engines.
The plant began working on component parts for marine engines of battleships produced by UEC-Saturn. Urals Stampings Plant’s new designs will be used when assembling powerful M90FR marine gas-turbine units (27,500 horsepower). These engines are used by Project 22350 frigates — the most powerful state-of-the-art battleships of offshore maritime zone, with a wide range of purposes.
Urals Stampings Plant’s personnel mastered production of large-sized weldless rings up to four tonnes in weight from steel with high cold resistance. These rings are used in the oil and gas industry when constructing pipelines, primarily in northern areas.
The plant mastered production of large-sized stampings some four meters in length for aviation components. These products are stamped by a unique superheavy counterblow hammer with the striking force of 150 tonnes per meter.
The plant mastered production of new types of products for the aviation industry — bars from specialty steels and heat-resistant alloys for aviation engine building.
Urals Stampings Plant launched a new giant crane with a hoisting capacity of up to 80 tonnes. The new equipment will enable the plant to begin producing bulk forgings from specialty steels for the machinebuilding industry.
In January Urals Stampings Plant completed the upgrade of its forge and press shop to produce large-size forgings. It enabled the plant to boost output of these products which are much in demand by machinebuilders.
The plant successfully passed inspection by Russia’s Register of Certification on the Federal Railway Transport. After examining the plant’s railcar axle production, the register’s experts confirmed their high quality.
In August, the plant underwent recertification audit on its quality management system’s compliance with the international ISO 9001:2015 standard. The audit was conducted by TÜV Rheinland’s experts.
In September, the plant’s arc-furnace shop #3 marked its 60th anniversary. The shop is famous for its unique steels and alloys.
Also in September, the plant took part in a major international transport fair InnoTrans 2018 and presented sought-after products for wagonbuilders.
Urals Stampings Plant joined the Electronic Inspector database — a computerized system for checking quality certificates for wagonbuilding parts, which helps bring counterfeit spare parts out out of the market.