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EWI’s Nuclear Fabrication Consortium, AREVA, and DOE-NE are hosting a High-Productivity Machining Demonstration

May 24, 2011

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EWI’s Nuclear Fabrication Consortium, AREVA, and DOE-NE will be demonstrating technology developed by EWI and AREVA to address portable machining applications of small bore nozzles in the nuclear industry.  The demonstration is funded under the High-Productivity Welding and Machining Demonstration project for the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy. The purpose of this demonstration is to explain how the high-power ultrasonics can be coupled to conventional machining processes with marked advantages.  Some of the underpinning advantages of this new machining technology is that it can be deployed on conventional machining centers using traditional tools.  The ultrasonics provide increased productivity through reduced friction at the cutting tip which mitigates the need for coolant/lubricant and extends the tool life.


This demo serves as a starting block for transferring this new machining technology and knowledge to industry. There is no fee to attend this event, but pre-registration is required and seating is limited to only 25 people per session. Lunch and a tour will be provided. 

What:    High-Productivity Ultrasonic Machining Demonstration
Where: June 9, 2011 • 8:00am-1pm or 11:30am-4:30pm (choose one session)
When:  AREVA’s Technical Training Center
155 Mill Ridge Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Register to attend the morning or afternoon session. An agenda for each session can be found below. Special rates have been negotiated at Hilton Garden Inn and Wingate by Wyndham. Additional details will be provided upon registration. To find out more about the event, contact Steve Levesque at [email protected] or 614.688.5183. 

Morning session
8:00 – 8:30am        Sign-in
8:30 – 9:30am        AREVA (overview, machining projects, Fukushima)
9:30-9:45am          Break
9:45 – 11:00am      EWI (machining presentation, machining demo)
11:00am               Tour of AREVA
Noon                    Lunch

Afternoon session
11:30 – Noon         Sign-in
Noon                    Lunch
1:00 – 2:00pm        AREVA (overview, machining projects, Fukushima)
2:00 – 2:15pm        Break
2:15 – 3:30pm        EWI (machining presentation, machining demo)
3:30pm                 Tour of AREVA