ORNL Welcomes New Entrepreneurial Research Fellows to Innovation Crossroads

By Kim Askey | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Communications | askeyka@ornl.gov   OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 3, 2018 — Oak Ridge National Laboratory today welcomed a second group of technology innovators to join Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast’s only entrepreneurial research and development program based Read More »

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ORNL Researchers Develop Spectroscopic Thermometer for Nanomaterials

By Dawn Levy | ORNL Communications   OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 13, 2018—A scientific team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found a new way to take the local temperature of a material from an area about a billionth of Read More »

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ORNL Wins Nine R&D 100 Awards

By Sean Simoneau, ORNL Communications | simoneausm@ornl.gov   OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 20, 2017 — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received nine R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advancements in science and technology. The honorees were recognized Read More »

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Strangpresse Exclusively Licenses ORNL Extruder Tech for High-Volume Additive Manufacturing

By Sara Shoemaker | ORNL News OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2017 – Ohio-based Strangpresse has exclusively licensed additive manufacturing-related extruder technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that can quickly print hundreds of pounds of polymer material. The ORNL inventions Read More »

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Engines – Going the Distance

By Kim Askey | ORNL Diesel engine maker Cummins, Inc., is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop a material to repair heavy-duty vehicle engines damaged by a million miles of extreme conditions under the hood. Rather than replacing an engine’s cylinder head, the Read More »

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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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