Developments proposed in NUCOBAM will be used for 3 main applications in 3 different time frames. In a short term (by the end of the project), NUCOBAM results will be used in existing nuclear power plants in order to continue safe operation and optimise maintenance. For midterm, NUCOBAM achievements will all provide high value for nuclear fuel with new possibilities for fuel components design with improved performances and safety. Finally, for long term, NUCOBAM results will allow to optimise design of future reactor components (large reactors or small modular reactors). NUCOBAM will bring major advances which will benefit to:
- Nuclear industry profitability, both for new NPP design and for existing NPP operation;
- Improve nuclear safety with optimised component design for higher performances;
- Development, qualification and standardisation of an innovative AM technology;
- Creation of new manufacturing industry in Europe.