Sheffield Forgemasters

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RichardIC
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Story covered in the Business section of the Sunday Times today. Now also picked up by Sky News. Sky's story appears almost word-for-word what was in the Times.

https://news.sky.com/story/defence-chie ... r-12151847

MoD is looking at direct intervention to secure the future of https://www.sheffieldforgemasters.com/ as it is considered a vital part of the nuclear submarine supply chain.

Also of Iraqi supergun fame.

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Perhaps a Super Gun for installation in a Super Turret to be fitted to a Super “Frigate”! :mrgreen:

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Now we can put the parts together again (of the super gun) as replacement barrels can be produced
... a very economical way to launch low-orbit satellites as the 2,000 kg projectile would place a net payload of about 200 kg into orbit at a cost of $ 600 per kg.

See, you have all been had :D by the 'cover' story

PS I am only testing for A. anyone as 'sensitive' as Ron, and
B. if also this story will appear word for word on Sky
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Excellent, thanks Jonas :thumbup:

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Ron5 wrote: 07 Dec 2021, 17:49 Excellent, thanks Jonas :thumbup:
You are very welcome :wave:

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Great stuff they need the work

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Major £400m investment going ahead :-

https://www.mtdmfg.com/news/400-million ... gemasters/
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Progress report on new forge site :-

https://www.sheffieldforgemasters.com/n ... new-forge/

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https://bnnbreaking.com/world/sheffield ... am-welding

In an industrial corner of Sheffield, England, a British steelmaker is rewriting the rules of nuclear energy production. Sheffield Forgemasters, a storied engineering company, has developed an innovative manufacturing technique using electron beam welding to produce core parts of small modular reactors (SMRs) more quickly and cost-effectively. This breakthrough reduces the process time from 150 days to just two hours.

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SW1 wrote: 12 Feb 2024, 22:50 https://bnnbreaking.com/world/sheffield ... am-welding

In an industrial corner of Sheffield, England, a British steelmaker is rewriting the rules of nuclear energy production. Sheffield Forgemasters, a storied engineering company, has developed an innovative manufacturing technique using electron beam welding to produce core parts of small modular reactors (SMRs) more quickly and cost-effectively. This breakthrough reduces the process time from 150 days to just two hours.
Wouldn't this tech be useful if you had a fleet of submersible vessels fitted with small nuclear reactors.
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SW1 wrote: 12 Feb 2024, 22:50 https://bnnbreaking.com/world/sheffield ... am-welding

In an industrial corner of Sheffield, England, a British steelmaker is rewriting the rules of nuclear energy production. Sheffield Forgemasters, a storied engineering company, has developed an innovative manufacturing technique using electron beam welding to produce core parts of small modular reactors (SMRs) more quickly and cost-effectively. This breakthrough reduces the process time from 150 days to just two hours.
In stark contrast to the HPC approach which is "we made everything bigger, bespoke and more complex".
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Imagine if we actually invested in these so we could be an nation with energy dependency, free from the whims of the world, a reliable grid, and actually on are way to net zero.

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