First 3D Printed IH-Type Linac Structure -- Proof-of-Concept for Additive Manufacturing of Linac rf Cavities: https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.13412
Hendrik Hähnel, Ulrich Ratzinger
Additive manufacturing (or "3D printing") has become a powerful tool for rapid prototyping and manufacturing of complex geometries. As technology is evolving, the quality and accuracy of parts manufactured this way is ever improving. Especially interesting for the world of particle accelerators is the process of 3D printing of stainless steel (and copper) parts. We present the first fully functional IH-type drift tube structure manufactured by metal 3D printing. A 433 MHz prototype cavity has been constructed to act as a proof-of-concept for the technology. The cavity is designed to be UHV capable and includes cooling channels reaching into the stems of the DTL structure. We present the first experimental results for this prototype.
Comments: Submitted to JACow, presented at the 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference - IPAC21