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  • Gravity supports | First production unit in China

    Bolted in a perfect circle to the pedestal ring of the cryostat base, 18 gravity supports will brace the curved outer edge of each toroidal field coil. These un [...]

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  • Conference | Fun-filled vacuum

    The science of ITER is not simple. But with a bit of imagination (and a dose of humour) a way can be found to convey the most complex physics notions to a publi [...]

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  • Naive question of the week | What happens to the car keys?

    We begin today a new series that aims to answer basic, even naive, questions about fusion and ITER. An image used often, when trying to convey the amount of e [...]

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  • Metrology | Facing the millimetre test

    In the realm of the very large at ITER, some of the biggest challenges are lurking down in the millimetre range. Within the Assembly Building a massive struct [...]

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  • Fusion research in Europe | Working it out together

    In Europe, fusion research is structured around a goal-oriented roadmap that closely involves universities, research laboratories and industry. Sibylle Günter, [...]

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Giant, by any measure (video)

For a spectacular flyover of ITER's largest assembly tool, scroll down ...

The first of the twin sub-assembly tools (SSAT) that will be installed in the ITER Assembly Hall. For a sense of scale, note the size of the two figures on the right side of the image. (Click to view larger version...)
The first of the twin sub-assembly tools (SSAT) that will be installed in the ITER Assembly Hall. For a sense of scale, note the size of the two figures on the right side of the image.
At the Taekyung Heavy Industries facility, in Changwon, Korea, a drone flies over the finalized vacuum vessel sector sub-assembly tool (SSAT), the largest tool in ITER's assembly arsenal (see article).

Click here the view the video.




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