Nuclear

  • 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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  • French nuclear industry leader Framatome recently manufactured the world’s first uranium-molybdenum and uranium-silicon objects using 3D printing technology. The objects were manufactured at the CERCA Research and Innovation Lab (CRIL). This technological leap advances the development and production of metallic uranium fuel plates for research reactors and irradiation targets for…

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  • Engineers and designers at BWX Technologies have developed new additive manufacturing technologies for the design and manufacture of nuclear reactor components made from high-temperature alloys and refractory metals. BWX developed this technology in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is an American government technology development site located in Tennessee.…

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  • The KSB Group and Framatome in Germany are working together in the field of additive manufacturing. The cooperation will leverage the experience that KSB, a large pump and valve manufacturer, has gained in the certification process for pressure-retaining components made by additive manufacturing. Last May, the KSB Group created a…

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  • Purdue microreactor $800K

    Purdue University’s College of Engineering has received a grant worth $800,000 from the Department of Energy to accelerate the development of a 3D printed microreactor. The funding, provided through the Nuclear Energy University Program, will allow Purdue to become a key player in the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR) Demonstration Program…

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  • Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components. The use of 3D printing in…

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