Manufacturing – Pushing Boundaries

By Ron Walli | wallira@ornl.gov | ORNL Communications March 2, 2017 – Advanced manufacturing will benefit from additive manufacturing techniques as demonstrated by a team led by Michael Kirka of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The method uses electron beam melting to precisely control the microstructure of Read More »

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Tooling – Repeating the Pattern…

By ORNL News | Sara Shoemaker | shoemakerms@ornl.gov Oak Ridge National Laboratory has successfully developed and tested a novel sand casting technique to quickly design complex patterns to fabricate components for industry partner Emrgy Hydro, makers of hydropower devices designed to generate electricity from slow Read More »

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Ames Laboratory Awarded $5 Million to Improve Metal Powders For Advanced Manufacturing

  Ames Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) to improve the production and composition of metal alloy powders used in additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has Read More »

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ORNL – 3D Printed Permanent Magnets Outperform Conventional Versions, Conserve Rare Materials

By Stephanie Seay (seaysg@ornl.gov)  |  Oak Ridge National Laboratory Communications OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2016—Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials. Read More »

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ORNL – Electron Beam Microscope Directly Writes Nanoscale Features in Liquid with Metal Ink

By Dawn Levy | ORNL News OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2016—Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to harness a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) to directly write tiny patterns in metallic “ink,” forming features in liquid that Read More »

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ORNL — 3D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves Guinness World Records Title

by ORNL OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2016 – A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be evaluated at The Boeing Company, has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by Guinness Read More »

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Student Engineering Team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Wins Excavator Cab of the Future Design Contest

IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the largest construction show in Western Hemisphere will feature the first use of 3-D printed steel in an excavator designed by engineering students MILWAUKEE, WI, June 6, 2016 – The student engineering team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) submitted Read More »

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World’s First 3-D Printed Excavator on Display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE

 Largest construction show in Western Hemisphere will feature the first use of 3-D printed steel in an excavator designed by engineering students MILWAUKEE, WI, April XX, 2016 – CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 are teaming up to unveil the world’s first fully-functional 3-D printed construction excavator Read More »

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High School Students Team with UT, ORNL to Produce New Type of Nail

By David Goddard | UTK News KNOXVILLE— The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have once again teamed up on a breakthrough technology—this time with a research idea inspired by a pair of high school students. Under the direction of engineering teacher Read More »

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CI-BAAM System has Fabtech Covered by Land, Sea and Air

CI will demonstrate additive manufacturing’s “art of the possible” with displays featuring a full-size Shelby Cobra, a scaled fighter aircraft, a 12-ft. kayak, and a PUV (Printed Utility Vehicle), all produced with the company’s new Big Area Additive Manufacturing machine. OCTOBER 2015 – Cincinnati Incorporated Read More »

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