Siemens installs 3d-printed part in nuclear power plant

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted13/Mar/2017
Author: Spencer Ogden

Siemens has announced it has successfully installed a 3d-printed part for a nuclear power plant.

The replacement part is a metallic 180mm diameter impeller, that will be used for a fire protection pump within the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia.

The part was extensively tested over several months, including testing at an independent institute as well as a CT scan, to ensure the printed part would outperform the original part.

"The better than expected performance of this 3D-printed part gave us confidence that we can reach the full life expectancy from our asset," said Vinko Planinc, Head of Maintenance at the Krško plant.


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