Due to technological development and increased productivity, costs related to metal additive manufacturing have reduced, and various new industrial sectors are currently in process to study and adopt additive manufacturing in their manufacturing portfolio.
In nuclear energy sector, there are two clear drivers to do this: capability to manufacture very complex geometrics; and possibility to manufacture spare parts on demand. Operational lifetime of NPP is long, and availability and long lead times of obsolete spare parts can be an issue. In the extreme, this causes prolonged and costly downtimes for NPP´s. Therefore, additive manufacturing offers also an attractive alternative for spare part manufacturing. This seminar focuses on using metal additive manufacturing in nuclear energy sector and highlights the capabilities and current challenges in nuclear applications.
The aim of the seminar is to bring together employees working with maintenance, material research and plant development in the nuclear sector.
The seminar program is under development. New speakers will be announced on this web. Project leader for developing the seminar program is Pasi Puukko at VTT. The current confirmed speakers are:
- Ulrik Beste, Chief Technical officer, VBN Components
- Hans Södervall, Business Development Manager, Europe Quintus Technologies AB
- Erin Komi, Additive Manufacturing and Optimization Specialist, Etteplan
- Alejandro Revuelta, Additive Manufacturing expert, VTT
- Dino Nerweiy, Material expert, TVO
- Steve Nardone, Lab Manager Metal Additive Manufacturing, Engie Laborelec