Additive Talks: The use of AM in the nuclear industry and its hidden complexities

This third episode of Additive Talks was the continuation of a conversation that started two years ago during season two of Additive Talks. With different characters this time, this virtual table provides an update on the current use of AM in the nuclear industry.

Compared to other industries that adopt AM technologies, nuclear is probably one of the smallest niches where opportunities are yet to be explored. Interestingly, Benjamin Regener (Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG), Adam Travis (Westinghouse Electric Company) and Dr. Ryan Dehoff (ORNL) shared insights that reveal where they are and where they are heading in their applications of AM.

The audience made up of experts in power plants across the world, OEMs and curious who wanted to get advice on specific applications and challenges they are dealing with internally, or what could be their next opportunity to tap into, brought another perspective to this conversation.

You will discover in the conversation below the key criteria when it comes to materials selection in this sector, the technology people are the most comfortable with (and why), or even applications and projects that are gaining momentum right now.

The first insights shared by the speakers triggered a lot of questions from the audience. The panelists have been able to answer them from the 30th mn of the video.

Listen to the entire conversation below:

You may check previous episodes of the Additive Talks series here.