Manufacturing – Taking the Heat

By Jennifer Burke, burkejj@ornl.gov | Science Writer and Communications Specialist | ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have demonstrated that a new class of superalloys made of cobalt and nickel remains crack-free and defect-resistant in extreme heat, making them conducive for use in metal-based 3D printing applications. Read More »

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ORNL Receives Three 2021 FLC Awards for Technology Transfer

Contact: Jennifer Burke, burkejj@ornl.gov | ORNL Three technologies developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have won National Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium. The annual FLC Awards recognize significant accomplishments in transferring federal laboratory technologies to the Read More »

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Materials – Turning Down the Heat

By Karen Dunlap (dunlapkk@ornl.gov) | ORNL Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee designed and demonstrated a method to make carbon-based materials that can be used as electrodes compatible with a specific semiconductor circuitry.  The work bridges nanoscale 3D printing and Read More »

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ORNL, DOE Unveil New Capabilities for Advanced Manufacturing Recycling and Autonomous Vehicles

By Jennifer Burke and Stephanie Seay | Science Writers and Communications Specialists | ORNL Contact: Sara Shoemaker, shoemakerms@ornl.gov | ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Department of Energy officials dedicated the launch of two clean energy research initiatives that focus on the recycling and recovery Read More »

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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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