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Recently, researchers at the US Idaho National Laboratory (INL) fabricated high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel for next generation nuclear reactors, as a step in the testing and qualification process. They fabricated roughly two dozen pellets of uranium dioxide (UO2) HALEU at the INL Material & Fuels Complex, the Department of Energy (DOE) reported.

Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinl-fabricates-commercial-grade-uranium-dioxide-haleu-fuel-11331454

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently fabricated about two dozen commercial-grade high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel pellets for testing. A further 100-150 pellets are to be made for irradiation tests in the Advanced Test Reactor.

Date: Friday, 24 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/INL-produces-HALEU-pellets-for-testing

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has adopted two 3D printers from additive manufacturing technology company Desktop Metal to form nuclear-grade silicon carbide for use in its innovative Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) nuclear fuel.

Date: Friday, 11 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/3D-printers-to-be-used-in-fuel-manufacture

A novel method to 3D print components for nuclear reactors, developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been licensed by Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC). 

Date: Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsusnc-licenses-ornl-method-to-3d-print-reactor-components-9395867

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