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.