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21/06/2017
MgB2 for plastic waste treat


28/06/2017
Enegy Storage – DRYSMES4GRID


31/05/2017
Columbus for Suprapower


03/11/2014
Columbus @ Italy@CERN


03/11/2014
Italian contribution of Columbus @ WTO Innovation Fair


03/11/2014
Columbus @ WTO Innovation Fair


29/05/2014
World-record current in a superconductor


31/08/2013
Enabling Technologies: Superconductivity and Magnesium Diboride are keys for the E-Thrust concept


27/05/2013
Il Filo di Malacalza è Superconduttivo


15/04/2013
Magnesium Diboride Inside Stand Up MRI


14/02/2013
Superconductivity leads the way to high luminosity


28/01/2013
Tecnalia revolucionará la eólica marina con motores más pequeños


21/01/2013
Eucas 2013 - 11th European Conference of Applied Superconductivity


18/07/2012
Superconducting power cables breakthrough reached by Russian scientists and Italian firm


13/07/2012
Helium Stewardship Act


27/03/2012
World's first hybrid superconducting electrical cable tests successful


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Production process


Columbus Superconductors manufactures superconducting wires using the so-called Powder in Tube (P.I.T) ex-situ process, which is a very effective way of producing uniform, strong, long-length conductors. During the initial chemical phase, the fine MgB2  powders is obtained from a controlled solid state reaction between boron and magnesium. During the second metallurgical stage, the powders produced by the reaction are packed inside a metal tube, which then undergoes several drawing and rolling processes to produce a monofilament MgB2-based wire with the desired cross section. A variable number of monofilament wires, possibly combined with additional wire constituents, are packed inside a second tube which is then subjected to a similar manufacturing process in order to obtain the desired cross section, length and shape. The production process is completed by a heat treatment that delivers the final transport properties of the wire. The entire production process is managed using state-of-the-art process control techniques involving both skilled engineers and modern technology.