Tungsten fibre-reinforced tungsten composites – toughening of inherently brittle tungsten for high temperature application

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Materials with high performance regarding thermal properties as well as mechanical properties are required for application in high heat-flux environments, especially in new technologies for advanced energy production such as plasma facing materials in fusion reactors. With the incorporation of high strength and […]

Tungsten fibre-reinforced copper composites for high temperature and high heat flux applications

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The present offer describes a tungsten fibre-reinforced copper (Wf-Cu) composite material concept that exploits the properties of commercially available drawn high-strength tungsten fibres embedded in a high conductivity copper matrix. With this approach, materials that can be realised exhibit outstanding property combinations regarding […]

Additive manufacturing of tungsten by means of laser powder bed fusion

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The present offer describes an additive manufacturing (AM) technology for tungsten which is a refractory metal with outstanding properties as tungsten exhibits e.g. the highest melting point as well as the lowest vapour pressure of all metals. With such a manufacturing approach, geometrically […]

Selective Laser Melting applied in continuous production mode to overcome dimensional limits

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Developed at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), this technology offer gives the possibility to have an expansion of dimensional limits in Additive Manufacturing using powder bed processes. Inspired from other manufacturing technologies (e.g. extrusion), modifications for existing machine layouts have been designed and […]

Process for pilot hole fabrication in wire cutting (Electrical Discharge Machining, EDM) to improve length/diameter-ratio and precision

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Developed at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) for Test-Blanket-Module components, this technology offers increases limits in length/diameter ratio and precision (drift) of pilot holes used for Electrical Discharge Machining (wire cutting). Instead of fabricating a start hole e.g. by deep-hole drilling, grooves are […]

Modular High-Field Superconducting Magnets with Demountable Joints

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract The development of modular high temperature superconducting magnets offers significant benefits to fusion by reducing the risk of failure while facilitating the maintenance and enabling the construction of very large complex components. University of Durham and CCFE have worked on the soldered joints […]

Tungsten-based semi-finished products with high toughness, ductility, strength, and thermal conductivity

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Scientists at KIT have developed a strong know-how in the production of tungsten laminate semi-finished products for plates, pipes or foils. They are used for W-Cu Laminated cooling Pipes, Helium Cooled High Heat Flux Mock-ups and has found application in fusion under EFDA […]

Powder Injection Molding for large scale tungsten alloys parts

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Developed at KIT IAM-WK, this technology and know-how consist in metal or ceramic parts manufacturing via Powder Injection Molding and include the whole process chain (development, design and fabrication of a PIM tool, filling simulation, tailored feedstock preparation, injection molding, debinding and sintering. […]

Deposition of thick tungsten and high melting point materials coatings

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract Plasma Spray is the most versatile of all the thermal spray processes and can be used to deposit very different materials, from metals to ceramics. RINA Consulting – CSM has a special equipment installed in Rome and is able to work in different […]

Oxidation resistant tungsten-based alloys for high temperature application

Sourcing new fusion technologies everywhere in Europe to foster your innovation… Abstract CEIT-IK4 is a non-profit research centre located in San Sebastian, Spain, whose main task is to carry out industrial research projects under contract, in collaboration with R&D departments of companies. CEIT-IK4 works on the development of Self-passivating tungsten-based alloys for the first wall […]