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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
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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