Module-0 Assembly 2

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Stage 2 - the stacking of the Cu tube and W slug matrix

The internal matrix of the module was stacked by alternating rows of Cu tubes with layers of W slugs, starting at the bottom of the module and working upwards. Approximately 200,000 W slugs and 2550 Cu tubes make up the matrix. The large quantity of slugs were stacked with the assistance of a vibrating bowl feeding a flexible tube (see Tooling pictures)..