Introduction to Advanced Machining Technologies for Nuclear

A one-day course providing an overview of a selection of advanced machining technologies in the context of nuclear engineering.

Learning Outcomes

The key learning outcomes for the course are:

  • Insight into the principle features of six advanced machining technologies in development specifically for nuclear applications.
  • Appreciation of the opportunities offered for new build of conventional plant and nuclear island.
  • Understand the scope and limitations of advanced machining technologies in the context of nuclear engineering.

It will cover the following technologies:

  • Vertical turning/milling
  • Large-scale horizontal boring
  • 5-axis mill-turn
  • Horizontal boring mill-turn
  • Robotic machining
  • Turning of irregular parts

Includes a two hour workshop demonstration and an opportunity for ‘hands-on’ learning.

Who should attend?
The course has been constructed for anyone working in manufacturing seeking to increase their awareness of advanced machining methods and applications in the nuclear context. It is ideal for those starting their careers in machining, as well as experienced engineers, e.g. in design or productions, who would benefit from an insight into the features, capabilities and limitations of advanced machining technologies.

Open course dates for this programme are set on an ad-hoc basis depending on demand. Currently no further open/public dates are planned for 2017, however, please register your interest here and we will be in touch if demand increases and we are able to put another course on.

For further information, please contact;
Stacey Balmer
Course Coordinator