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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ORNL Manufacturing—Not So Heavy Metal

By ORNL | Jennifer Burke A novel additive manufacturing method developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could be a promising alternative for low-cost, high-quality production of large-scale metal parts with less material waste. Researchers printed thin metal walls using a closed-loop, feedback-controlled technique Read More »

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New Composite Advances Lignin as a Renewable 3D Printing Material

By Kim Askey | Oak Ridge National Laboratory OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 18, 2018 — Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: Read More »

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SME’s Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series – Highlighting Additive Manufacturing (AM) Materials

SME’s Smart Manufacturing Series will feature its second in a series of additive manufacturing (AM) seminars titled ‘Additive Manufacturing Materials’, August 9, 2018, Knoxville, Tennessee. This seminar is intended to help industry users understand what is working in additive manufacturing and what may work in Read More »

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ORNL Materials – Printing with Plants

By Kim Askey  | ORNL News | askeyka@ornl.gov   A scalable processing technique developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) uses plant-based materials for 3D printing and offers a promising additional revenue stream for biorefineries. Scientists created a new material with excellent printability and performance Read More »

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