RFX: the largest experiment in the world for the study of the confinement of nuclear fusion plasmas. - SISMA

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RFX: the largest experiment in the world for the study of the confinement of nuclear fusion plasmas.

SISMA collaborates in the MIAIVO project – Innovative Mechanics and Integrated Additive: VenetO from research to opportunities in the current and future market – to analyze the technological feasibility of a set of modifications to the RFX-mod2 experimental machine.

In 2018 SISMA became part of the MIAIVO project, which is meant to analyze the feasibility of a set of modifications to the RFXmod2 experimental machine, develop innovative technologies and processes such as metal additive manufacturing; sealing of vacuum containers with a combination of metals and technopolymers, electrical insulation of vacuum components by surface treatments. The MIAIVO project represents an excellent testbed for the construction of the 16 MW and 1 MV neutral injector prototype as part of the ITER nuclear fusion reactor project.

RFX is the largest experiment in the world for the study of the confinement of nuclear fusion plasmas in the Reversed Field Pinch configuration; RFX-mod2 arises from the need to improve the control of plasma instabilities. It is in this context that our skills (in addition to those of the other two participating companies Alca Technology Srl, Zanon Pressure Equipment Srl) come into play for the production of innovative components through “additive manufacturing” processes in the field of micromechanics. This is in addition to the adoption of innovative solutions in the construction of precision mechanical components, adopting criteria of saving, energy efficiency, and minimization of the environmental impact through processes with low production of waste.

We are committed to this, leveraging our MYSINT 100 and MYSINT 300 3D printers with selective metal powder bed fusion laser, in the design and manufacturing of stainless steel 316L components, created in a single process with no intermediate steps, as well as copper components and copper alloys.

The Innovative Mechanics and Integrated Additive Project: VenetO from research to opportunities in the current and future market, is financed by the Veneto Region with the POR FESR 2014-2020 fund.

●     Veneto Productivity Center Foundation (CPV) – Vicenza: Project Coordinator;

●     Consorzio RFX – Padua: Scientific and technological research laboratory; theoretically studies the changes to be made to the RFX-mod2 machine;

●     Zanon Pressure Equipment S.r.l. – Schio: it has the task of converting the current support structure of RFX-mod2 into the vacuum chamber that will host the experiment;

●     Alca Technology S.r.l. – Schio: it has the task of studying the alumina coating process of the internal part of the RFX-mod2 machine with the «Magnetron Sputtering» technique;

●     SISMA S.p.A. – Piovene Rocchette: it has the task of studying and developing the special steel and copper components of the RFX-mod2 machine by means of “Additive Manufacturing”.

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