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3D printing goes nuclear with molybdenum

Discovery uses electron beam melting to create strong parts Metal Tech News – March 10, 2021

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:09pm

Oak Ridge National Laboratory BWX Technologies 3D metal printing molybdenum

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

This geometrically patterned molybdenum component was 3D-printed with electron beam melting.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and BWX Technologies have recently developed a new method to manufacture and qualify parts for high-temperature nuclear reactor applications by using 3D printing.

BWXT, a Virginia-based nuclear fuel and component supplier, successfully 3D-printed core structural parts used in nuclear propulsion designs, something that was previously considered impossible with conve...



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