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Dr. Alexander I. SOM

Plasma-Master Ltd
Kiev, Ukraine

Tel: (380 44) 476-7599
Fax: (380 44) 475-3598


Born 1951; 1968-1974 - student of Welding faculty of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute; 1974-1992 - research assistant of E.O.Paton Welding Institute; 1985 - defended thesis "Wear-resistant plasma facing of details of machine for reprocessing of polymeric material " for the degree of candidate of technical science 1992 - director of scientific-production company "Plasma-Master Co. Ltd." - up till now

Scientific Activities:

  • development of new technological processes of plasma transferred arc (PTA) surfacing method (valve seats, screws, cutting and stamping tools, pipeline valves and etc.);
  • development of new technological method - plasma centrifugal surfacing;
  • plasma torches for PTA-process;
  • new alloys for surfacing;
  • Publications: 31 publications in scientific journals and collections including 10 the USSR inventors certificate.
    Main fields of research: Theory of processes in plasma and their applications for spraying, materials processing and plasma chemistry.

Selected Publications:

  • Frumin I.I., Som A.I., Gladkiy P.V. Plasma surfacing extruder srews injection machine // Theoretical and technological basics of surfacing. Surfacing in mechanical engineering and repair. - Kiev: PWI, 1981. - p.13-21.
  • Som A.I., Gladkiy P.V., Perepletchikov E.F. New wear-resistant alloy for plasma surfacing // Surfacing wear-resistant and heat-resistant steels and alloys. Surfacing materials. - Kiev: PWI, 1983. - p.7-11.
  • Gladkiy P.V., Som A.I., Perepletchikov E.F. Centrifugal plasma surfacing // New processes of surfacing. Features of surfaced metal and transition zone. - Kiev: PWI, 1984. - p.31-34.
  • Som A.I. New plasma torches for plasma transferred arc surfacing // Automatic welding. - 1999. - 7. - p.44-48.
  • Inventors certificate 600784 (the USSR). Plasma torch for surfacing by powder additive material // Gladkiy P.V., Som A.I., Perepletchikov E.F., Sarrykin Y.

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