Burloak and Kinectrics to develop Additive Manufacturing for the nuclear power industry
August 19, 2021
Burloak Technologies, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., and Kinectrics, Toronto, Ontario, a life cycle management service provider for the power generation & electricity industries, have announced a collaboration agreement to develop additively manufactured parts for the global nuclear power generation industry.
Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will work together to optimise the design and manufacturing of various components and replacement parts for applications in the nuclear power generating process. The companies will jointly qualify all components developed under the partnership and work together to accelerate adoption of Additive Manufacturing within the nuclear power industry.
“The nuclear power generation industry has exacting performance and reliability requirements, because reactors simply cannot fail,” stated Martin Baxendale, vice president of Operations, Burloak. “We look forward to working with Kinectrics to leverage our collective knowledge to offer performance and cost benefits to nuclear operators.”
David Harris, president and CEO of Kinectrics, added, “Kinectrics looks forward to working with Burloak to bring additively manufactured safety-critical parts to the global nuclear power generation industry with increased quality, shorter lead times, complex geometries and a lower overall cost of ownership. Burloak’s experience in the global Additive Manufacturing industry, coupled with Kinectrics’ extensive nuclear experience and deep understanding of materials; testing; codes & standards; nuclear regulation; and safety critical applications will offer its clients innovative solutions for plant obsolescence issues and new options for small modular reactors.”