Dr. Rudolf Konya, ITER project manager at pro-beam, gave a talk at the fourth Colloquium for Thermal Electron Beam Technologies. His presentation described how the electron beam is being used to build the ITER nuclear fusion reactor.
The reactor is one of the most complex in the world and creates a challenging environment for the machine, its operators and the production process. It is not a matter of chance that electron beam technology is being used here as an essential component in production. The pivotal factors that were required: high dimensional accuracy, excellent mechanical properties, efficient manufacturing and high productivity. And these aspects can be realized to best effect using electron beam technology.
This colloquium has been held every three years for twelve years now. It includes scientific presentations as well as practical applications. The objective of the event is to interlink science and industry and introduce the latest research findings.