Buildings – Cool Smart Walls

By Jennifer Burke, burkejj@ornl.gov | Science Writer & Communications Specialist | ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers used additive manufacturing to build a first-of-its kind smart wall called EMPOWER. The wall, designed for a building’s interior, also functions as a cooling system to optimize energy use Read More »

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AI Software Enables Real-Time 3D Printing Quality Assessment

By Stephanie Seay (seaysg@ornl.gov) | Science Writer and Communications Specialist | ORNL Communications Division   Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment. Read More »

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Magnum Venus Products Licenses ORNL Co-Developed Additive Manufacturing Technologies

By Jennifer Burke, burkejj@ornl.gov | Science Writer & Communications Specialist | ORNL July 31, 2020 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed two additive manufacturing-related technologies that aim to streamline and ramp up production processes to Knoxville-based Magnum Venus Products, Inc., a Read More »

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3D Printing Electronics Packaging For Harsh Environments

Orlando, FL, July 28, 2020:  A joint test conducted by researchers of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Brigham Young University, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC, and nScrypt, Inc.’s research arm, Sciperio, used two types of 3D printing Read More »

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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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