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UK nuclear manufacturing centre gears up

24 октября 2014
Industry news

Britain’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) has taken delivery of two new machining centres.

The centre said the new facilities were funded by a collaborative network of similar manufacturing research centres backed by the UK government and known as the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

One machine is a Soraluce FX12000 horizontal milling and boring centre that can work on parts such as decommissioning waste flasks, pumps, valves, wind turbine hubs and undersea components. The other is a Dörries Contumat vertical turning/milling lathe. This can work on parts up to five metres in diameter and three metres in height, including full-scale reactor internal parts as well as offshore well heads and wind turbine hub connectors.

“Both these machines are ready and waiting for manufacturers who want to see what they can do”, said NAMRC’s head of machining Jay Shaw.

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