Reference No: A1718

Additive Manufacturing - Enhancing the Performance of Fuel Assemblies

Conventional manufacturing technology limits design, freedom, and implementation. In Framatome laboratories, Additive Manufacturing has already surpassed this limitation. Structural components (e.g. upper tie plate grids) are manufactured by Selective Laser Melting. A new generation of anti-debris filters are currently under development. Framatome is also carrying out various Research and Development programs to cover all kinds of fuel components for Light Water Reactors as well as Research and Test Reactors. Explore the possibilities provided by our Additive Manufacturing technology.

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