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Culham Science CentreNews

New building to drive innovation at thriving Culham

A fresh wave of innovative companies will be moving into Culham Science Centre after the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) signed a new agreement to build an 8,000 square metre research and development building. A 35-year income strip forward funding…
Kelly Lea
July 22, 2022
Visitors enjoyed learning about robots at RACENews

Robots doing what humans can’t at Culham

A dancing robot dog called SPOT stole the show at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) first robotics open event at Culham Science Centre on Saturday. Part of the UK-wide Festival of Robotics, visitors were treated to a behind-the-scenes look…
Kelly Lea
June 21, 2022
UKAEA Fusion Technology Facility in YorkshireNews

First look at Yorkshire Fusion Technology Facility

Culham's fusion technology programme is expanding to a new site in South Yorkshire – and here is a sneak preview of the newly-opened facility. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRyuC9KMee8 The site – which will be home to the CHIMERA test rig – will work…
Nick Holloway
June 9, 2021
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