F4E, Stockholm University and Mid Sweden University have investigated two methods of 3D printing in order to evaluate their feasibility of manufacturing ITER’s First Wall Beam. Providing high density and stress tolerances with the possibility to design and manufacture complex components, these AM technologies can find many applications in healthcare, automotive, nuclear or space industries.
- a fast, one-step building process for resistant and complex components;
- high component density and resistance to stress;
- skipping manufacturing complexity and exploring new solutions in many spin-off applications: surgical implants, powerplant, space, car engines components.
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