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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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’s Brian Post Named SME Young Engineer of the Year

By Jennifer Burke, burkejj@ornl.gov| ORNL Science Writer & Communications Specialist OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 20, 2020 – Brian Post, a researcher in large-scale additive manufacturing at ORNL, has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award by the Society of 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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Quantum Supremacy Milestone Harnesses ORNL Summit Supercomputer

By Scott Jones (jonesg@ornl.gov) | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Communications OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2019 — A joint research team from Google Inc., NASA Ames Research Center, and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated that a quantum computer can outperform 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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ORNL Develops, Deploys AI Capabilities Across Research Portfolio

Scott Jones | Oak Ridge National Laboratory Communications OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sept. 24, 2019 — Processes like manufacturing aircraft parts, analyzing data from doctors’ notes and identifying national security threats may seem unrelated, but at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, artificial 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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