Additive manufacturing techniques using copper and niobium
Additive manufacturing is a rapidly growing field that offers benefits to many application domains, including parts for the LHC. The aim of this project is to advance with identified academic and industrial partners on the development of additive manufacturing with copper and niobium and maximize exploitation. Glow-discharge mass-spectrometry and instrumental gas analysis are performed at CERN and results compared to determine changes in composition induced by the fabrication process. The academic collaboration to manufacture and analyse specifically designed parts is now under way. After an agreement could not be reached with the originally foreseen company, an agreement with a new partner is close to finalization.