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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UMaine Awarded $2.8 Million to Accelerate Wind Blade Development Through Additive Manufacturing

By Meghan Collins | The University of Maine | Communications & Information Technology Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been awarded $2.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to develop a rapid, Read More »

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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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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