Machining with high precision the grooves of the radial plates
During the visit, we also got a first glimpse of Europe’s first radial plate, which is expected to be ready in July. Then, it will be delivered to ASG Superconductors in La Spezia, Italy, to be fitted into the ITER TF coil winding packs. After producing a second plate five weeks later, CNIM expects to reach cruising speed and manufacture the remaining plates at a rate of one every four weeks. Fifty CNIM members of staff will work round the clock in three eight-hour shifts for the duration of the project, which is expected to last until 2017.
first radial plate for the series production during final machining at CNIM