Burloak and Kinectrics team up on additive manufacturing for nuclear power
- August 18, 2021
Burloak Technologies Inc. and Kinectrics are going to collaborate on developing additively manufactured parts for the global nuclear power generation industry.
The companies have announced plans to optimize the design and manufacturability of a range of components and replacement parts for a range of applications used in the nuclear power generating process. Burloak and Kinectrics say they will jointly qualify all components developed under the partnership and work together to accelerate adoption of additive manufacturing within the nuclear power industry.
"The nuclear power generation industry has exacting performance and reliability requirements because reactors simply cannot fail," says Burloak VP of operations Martin Baxendale. "We look forward to working with Kinectrics to leverage our collective knowledge to offer performance and cost benefits to nuclear operators."
"Kinectrics looks forward to working with Burloak to bring additively manufactured safety-critical parts to the global nuclear power generation industry with increased quality, shorter lead times, complex geometries, and a lower overall cost of ownership," says David Harris, Kinectrics president and CEO. "Burloak's experience in the global additive manufacturing industry, coupled with Kinectrics' extensive nuclear experience and deep understanding of materials, testing, codes and standards, nuclear regulation, and safety critical applications, will offer its clients innovative solutions for plant obsolescence issues and new options for Small Modular Reactors."