ExOne Licenses ORNL Method to 3D Print Components for Refined Neutron Scattering

By Sara Shoemaker, shoemakerms@ornl.gov | Media Relations/Science Writer | ORNL The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed a novel method to 3D print components used in neutron instruments for scientific research to the ExOne Company, a leading maker of binder jet 3D Read More »

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3D-Printed Nuclear Reactor Promises Faster, More Economical Path to Nuclear Energy

By Jason Ellis, ellisjk@ornl.gov | Communications Coordinator Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate | ORNL OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 11, 2020 — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive Read More »

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ORNL – Early Research on Existing Drug Compounds via Supercomputing Could Combat Coronavirus

By Sara Shoemaker | ORNL Science Writer | shoemakerms@ornl.gov OAK RIDGE, Tenn. March 5, 2020 – Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used Summit, the world’s most powerful and smartest supercomputer, to identify 77 small-molecule drug compounds that might warrant Read More »

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Manufacturing – Lightning Strike Out

By Jennifer Burke (burkejj@ornl.gov)| Science Writer & Communications Specialist | Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated that an additively manufactured polymer layer, when applied to carbon fiber reinforced plastic, or CFRP, can serve as an effective protector against aircraft lightning Read More »

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Manufacturing—Built to last

By Jennifer Burke (burkejj@ornl.gov) | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Communications Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in collaboration with Lincoln Electric and Dienamic Tooling Systems, demonstrated that an additively manufactured hot stamping die can withstand up to 25,000 usage cycles, proving that this technique Read More »

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ORNL Receives Five 2019 R&D 100 Awards

By Abby Bower (bowerae@ornl.gov) | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Communications OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2019 — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received five 2019 R&D 100 Awards, increasing the lab’s total to 221 since the award’s inception Read More »

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UMaine Composites Center Receives Three Guinness World Records Related to Largest 3D Printer

By Meghan Collins | The University of Maine | Communications & Information Technology Orono, Maine, October 10, 2019 — More than 250 federal and state officials, business executives, University of Maine System leaders and community members were on hand to witness the UMaine Advanced Structures Read More »

ORNL, University of Toledo to Collaborate on Advanced Materials, Manufacturing Research for Vehicle Applications

By Kim Askey – askeyka@ornl.gov | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Communications OAK RIDGE, Tenn., October 10, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Toledo have entered into a memorandum of understanding for collaborative research into the Read More »

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Manufacturing — Layering On the Strength

By Jennifer J. Burke (burkejj@ornl.gov) | Science Writer & Communications Specialist | ORNL A team including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee researchers demonstrated a novel 3D printing approach called Z-pinning that can increase the material’s strength and toughness by more than three Read More »

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ORNL, Lincoln Electric to Advance Large-Scale Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology

By ORNL | Jennifer Burke OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 8, 2019 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ: LECO) announced their continued collaboration on large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing technology at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing InnovationXLab Summit. The new agreement builds upon Read More »

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