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  • Question of the week | Will fusion run out of fuel?

    One of the paradoxes of fusion, the virtually inexhaustible energy of the future, is that it relies on an element that does not exist—or just barely. Tritium, o [...]

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  • Managing data | Setting up a robust process

    Are the ITER systems and processes robust enough to manage the technical and project data for a program of ITER's complexity? Will quality information be made a [...]

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  • Image of the week | Bullseye

    Two perfectly circular structures, looking a lot like archery targets, have been installed on the west-facing wall of the Tokamak Complex. They are not for sh [...]

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  • Art and science | Seeking new perspectives on fusion

    Standing in the middle of the Tokamak Building, sound artist Julian Weaver positions his 3D microphone near one of the openings of the bioshield to record the s [...]

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  • Worksite photos | The view one never tires of

    For the past three-and a half years, ITER Communication has been documenting construction progress from the top of the tallest crane on the ITER worksite. Altho [...]

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The beauty of the beast



It's only 1:50-scale but, still, it can't fail to impress: this week, a new model of the Tokamak arrived at ITER Headquarters after a long voyage from the manufacturing shop of See & See Power Tech in Seoul, Korea. See & See has years of experience in manufacturing scale models for nuclear facilities, including Korea's superconducting tokamak KSTAR.
 
That experience came in handy when the company was faced with the task of converting ITER files—a comprehensive dataset describing the millions of pieces that form the ITER machine—into a form that could be read by into their 3D-printers and CNC mills to shape out the beautiful mockup that is now on stage at the ITER Headquarters.



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