• Nuclear energy services and parts provider Framatome has completed the installation of the first 3D printed, stainless steel fuel component at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant, operated by Vattenfall in Sweden. In collaboration with KSB SE & Co. KgaA, the ATRIUM 11 upper tie plate grids were designed, manufactured, and…

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  • Funding awarded for the 3D printing of clean energy reactors. The FuzeHub grant will be led by Sadaf Sobhani at Cornell University.

    A new grant is bringing together a Cornell research group and industry partners to develop 3D printed ceramics that can be used to more efficiently break apart carbon emissions and turn them into clean energy. Sadaf Sobhani, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is leading a $50,000 FuzeHub grant…

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  • 3D printing sustainable

    Sustainability has been a major trending topic in AM recently. When manufacturing professionals from diversified industrial segments began to understand the possible uses of AM in mass production, using AM for sustainability was indicated as one of the key drivers for this transition. How real is this concept? Is it…

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  • Westinghouse installed its StrongHold AM 3D printed nuclear fuel debris filters in two Nordic Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) units – Olkiluoto 2 in Finland, and Oskarshamn 3 in Sweden – to further improve the plants’ operational reliability. Westinghouse created the StrongHold AM filter in close cooperation with plant operators Teollisuuden…

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  • Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC), a leading developer of Micro Modular Reactors – MMR – systems for the production of safe, commercially competitive, clean and reliable nuclear energy, has adopted two 3D printers from the recently updated X-Series line of binder jetting systems, with two additional machines to follow this…

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  • BWX Technologies, (NYSE: BWXT) has just been awarded a $4.9 million contract amendment by Battelle Energy Alliance LLC to manufacture TRISO nuclear fuel. BEA manages Idaho National Laboratory on behalf of the Department of Energy. Under the terms of the amendment, BWXT subsidiary Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. will manufacture a…

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  • Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has licensed a novel method to 3D print highly resistant components for use in nuclear reactor designs. USNC Executive Vice President Kurt Terrani, formerly of ORNL, said the novel method will allow the company to make parts with desired complex shapes more efficiently. The novel…

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  • Four first-of-a-kind 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets, produced at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have been installed and are now under routine operating conditions at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 2 in Athens, Alabama. The components were developed in collaboration…

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  • The Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence – MAMCE – consists of a dedicated research and development team within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Named Canada’s most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada, UNB includes over 20 research institutes and centers and generated over…

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  • Natalya Nikipelova, President of JSC TVEL, and Mikhail Turundaev, CEO of RusAT, cut the red ribbon at the opening ceremony of Rosatom's ATC.

    Rosatom-Additive Technologies (RusAT) opened its first Additive Technologies Centre (ATC) at the site of the Moscow Polymetal Plant. The center will be used to develop made-in-Russia manufacturing technologies. The center will also serve as an additive manufacturing flagship for Russian industry, proving that AM is an effective companion industry. The…

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