Can you 3D print a centrifuge to enrich uranium?

In a presentation at the ESARDA 2015 conference today in Manchester I reviewed the possibility of 3D printing centrifuges used to enrich uranium. The use of 3D printing in aerospace is a good bellwether for centrifuges as both industries require high-quality, high-specification and high-strength material. Tellingly, aerospace manufacture has recently begun to transition from prototyping to direct parts production.

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