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Title: Development of Nuclear Quality Components Using Metal Additive Manufacturing

Abstract

A major challenge in manufacturing nuclear reactor components is the joining of dissimilar materials. This project developed electron beam melting (EBM) additive manufacturing (AM) process for joining austenitic steels to nickel-based superalloys, in particular 316L SS to Inconel 718 and Inconel 690. The use of EBM AM can help avoid the use of filler materials, provides an evacuated processing environment resulting in limited contamination of oxides and nitrides, and can provide a high quality metallurgical joint while minimizing the thermal damage to surrounding material. The successful completion of this project has allowed new advancements in directed EBM AM of multi-materials and welding of dissimilar metal alloys. This technology is directly applicable to the nuclear industry, as well as some of the largest industries around the world.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. RadiaBeam Systems, LLC, Santa Monica, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
RadiaBeam Systems, LLC, Santa Monica, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1420373
Report Number(s):
DOE-RBS-11826
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0011826
Type / Phase:
STTR (Phase II)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Frigola, Pedro. Development of Nuclear Quality Components Using Metal Additive Manufacturing. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Frigola, Pedro. Development of Nuclear Quality Components Using Metal Additive Manufacturing. United States.
Frigola, Pedro. Wed . "Development of Nuclear Quality Components Using Metal Additive Manufacturing". United States.
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