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Representatives from UKAEA and companies supporting the Engineering Design Services Framework, at UKAEA's Fusion Technology Facility in RotherhamNews

UKAEA renews engineering framework agreement to boost fusion

Four-year Engineering Design Services Framework is renewed with nine companies. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has renewed its multimillion-pound Engineering Design Services Framework (“the Framework”) with nine companies. The renewal is based on a successful four-year delivery of various…
Leah Crepaz
May 20, 2024
3D woven componentNews

Weaving a way to fusion energy

A 3D woven composite component, capable of withstanding extreme temperatures inside a fusion reactor, has been researched as a result of a collaboration between CCFE and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The work was commissioned by…
Nick Holloway
March 10, 2020
Illustration of ITER (courtesy ITER Organization)Focus onNews

A whole new weld for ITER pipe inspections

CCFE's Joining & Advanced Manufacturing team is working on novel techniques for performing safety checks on components at the ITER next-step fusion reactor. ITER – the large international fusion machine being built in southern France – will have a network…
Nick Holloway
February 20, 2020
Made for Space conferenceNews

Fusion: made for space?

This year's Made for Space conference may have been centered on materials for use in Solar System exploration, but the topic of fusion energy wasn’t a million miles away. Heather Lewtas, CCFE's Joining and Advanced Manufacturing (JAM) Programme Manager, had…
Nick Holloway
July 26, 2019