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Convenience of 3D Printing with High Volume Production

3D Printing for High Volume Production Additive manufacturing or “3D printing” has come a long way since originally introduced in the 1980’s as a method to conveniently create prototype parts out of plastic.. Additive manufacturing can now be used with various materials including metal and ceramics, giving injection molders an alternative process for building parts. With new, highly sophisticated 3dRead more ›

CM Furnaces Helping Solve the Nuclear Fuel Disposal Problem

The U.S. Department of Energy is working to immobilize excess plutonium at its Savannah River Site (SRS) as part of a two track approach for the disposition of weapons usable plutonium. The Plutonium Immobilization process involves the disposition of excess plutonium by incorporation into ceramic pucks. The ceramic pucks, after pressing, are roughly 3-1/2 inches in diameter by 1-3/8 inchesRead more ›