LLNL – 3D Printing With High-Performance Carbon Fiber

By Jeremy Thomas | thomas244@llnl.gov | LLNL Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have become the first to 3D print aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger than steel material. The research, published by the Read More »

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ADAPT and Colorado School of Mines Host Distinguished Speaker in Additive Manufacturing November 8

Dr. Wayne King of Lawrence Livermore National Labs to discuss simulation and modeling of metal powder bed fusion additive manufacturing process Golden, CO – ADAPT, the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies, a research consortium focused on developing technologies to accelerate the certification Read More »

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Going Beyond 3D Printing to Add a New Dimension for Additive Manufacturing

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers has demonstrated the 3D printing of shape-shifting structures that can fold or unfold to reshape themselves when exposed to heat or electricity. The micro-architected structures were fabricated from a conductive, environmentally responsive Read More »

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Pitt Engineers Receive $503,000 NSF Grant to Study How Aluminum Alloy Microstructures Form in Real Time

By Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh Research will utilize Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s unique Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope PITTSBURGH (July 21, 2016) … A grant from the National Science Foundation will enable researchers at the University of Pittsburgh to utilize a one-of-a-kind transmission Read More »

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LLNL Researchers – 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Laser Design

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL researchers are exploring the use of metal 3D printing to create strong, lightweight structures for advanced laser systems – an effort they say could alter the way lasers are designed in the future. In a Laboratory Directed Research and Read More »

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3D-Printed Foam Outperforms Standard Materials

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientists have found that 3D-printed foam works better than standard cellular materials in terms of durability and long-term mechanical performance. Foams, also known as cellular solids, are an important class of materials with applications Read More »

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LLNL Researchers Outline Physics of Metal 3D Printing

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory While the most common method of metal 3D printing is growing exponentially, moving forward from producing prototypes to manufacturing critical parts will be possible only by reaching a fundamental understanding of the complex physics behind the process, according to a Read More »

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Researchers 3D Print ‘Living’ Blood Vessels

By Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The cardiovascular system is a complex web of tens of thousands of miles of arteries, capillaries and veins, branching throughout the body like tributaries of a great river. And now, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are recapitulating this intricate Read More »

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -Researchers Develop Efficient Method to Measure Residual Stress in 3D Printed Parts

  LIVERMORE, California – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing. This 3D printing process produces metal parts layer by layer using a high-energy laser beam to fuse metal Read More »

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LLNL Researchers Develop Efficient Approach to Manufacture 3D Metal Parts

  LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing– using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters that result in parts with desired properties. Selective laser melting Read More »

Direct metal laser melting (DMLM) machine in action: A laser fuses metal powder to form one of many successive layers that will form the final manufactured part. (Photo courtesy of LLNL)