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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
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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
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Rainy days helping to bring the Sun to Earth

The changeable British weather has inspired a new theory that could improve the performance of fusion devices – aiding the quest to use the processes that power the Sun for cleaner energy. Culham researcher Fulvio Militello has developed a framework for…
Nick Holloway
January 15, 2019