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3D printed reactor boots nuclear industry

3D printed reactor boots nuclear industry

Written by David

June 27, 2020

A transformational challenge reactor (TCR), a microreactor built using 3D printing and other new approaches, should be up and running by 2023, scientists said.

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The end goal is bigger than a single reactor: It’s to revolutionize manufacturing in the nuclear industry — and in other industries, too, said scientists at the Department of Energy Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). “As we’re developing this framework for TCR, we are also engaging companies that can benefit from additive manufacturing and data analytics technologies for producing components,” said ORNL’s Ryan […]

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