Fusion & Nuclear

LTi Metaltech has deployed advanced capabilities to help build a fusion reactor that could harness the same amount of power as generated by the Sun.

In an effort to deliver advanced manufacturing solutions that are more ergonomic, fabrication specialist LTi is conceptualising technologies around tokamak energy to build a high pressured vessel that is able to sustain immense heat within a magnetic field.

In addition to proven fusion technology applications, LTi specialist services can assist the following industries:

Defence Cryogenic liquid fusion fuel

Space Nuclear propulsion system technologies

Power Plants cryogenic energy storage (CES) technology

Machining Cryogenic cooling 

Science Cryogenic Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Tokamak technologies
case study:

LTi Metaltech (LTi) is recognised as an industrial expert in high integrity welded structures and as such have supported Tokamak Energy with its aim to create the world’s first high field spherical Tokamak ST40 reactor at a fraction of the industry size which in theory will remove the legacy problems of radioactive waste and solve the energy crisis.

The latest ST25 reactor, which combines high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets with a smaller than standard spherical tokamak, demonstrated a world record of 29 hours of continuous plasma in 2015. It is expected that the new ST40 reactor will produce plasma temperatures of 15 million°C – hotter than the centre of the Sun. This will not only prove that fusion power is a viable alternative to environmentally damaging fossil fuels, but that the technology is achievable.

Introducing the ST40: the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor to produce boundless amounts of energy.

Core expertise

  • Over 46,000 sq ft total factory space

  • High Integrity, regulated State-of-the-art vessels and structures manufactured using Stainless Steel, Copper and high purity Aluminium

  • LTi employs around 100 people which includes one of the largest group of specialist coded welders in the South East of England

  • New manufacturing technologies and a global supply chain to reduce costs

  • ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001 and NDA compliance

  • Members of the British Cryogenics Cluster and The Welding Institute (TWI), the Pressure Vessel Manufactures Forum (PVMF) and the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA)

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