Navy Partnership Goes to New Depths with First 3D-Printed Submarine

By Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – July 20, 2017 — Planes, automobiles, and…submarines? Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) just made a big splash with its latest application of 3D printing. Through a partnership with 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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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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ORNL — 3D Printed Tool for Building Aircraft Achieves Guinness World Records Title

by ORNL OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 29, 2016 – A 3D printed trim-and-drill tool, developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to be evaluated at The Boeing Company, has received the title of largest solid 3D printed item by Guinness Read More »

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High School Students Team with UT, ORNL to Produce New Type of Nail

By David Goddard | UTK News KNOXVILLE— The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have once again teamed up on a breakthrough technology—this time with a research idea inspired by a pair of high school students. Under the direction of engineering teacher Read More »

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UT-Obama Visit Spotlights Sports Car Printed by UT Engineers

  KNOXVILLE—When President Obama takes the stage at Techmer PM in Clinton, Tennessee, on Friday to announce that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will head a $259 million advanced manufacturing project and that Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play a key role, he will share Read More »

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineering students Andrew Messing and Alex Roschli printed this Shelby Cobra at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. The car was on stage during President Obama's visit to Techmer PM in Clinton on Friday. (Photo courtesy of University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

ORNL Research Reveals Unique Capabilities of 3-D Printing

  OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2014—Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes. Ryan Dehoff, staff scientist and metal additive Read More »

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SABIC’s Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Material used to Produce the World’s First 3D-Printed Vehicle at IMTS 2014

  SABIC delivered the innovative materials and processing expertise needed to create a first-of-its-kind concept vehicle using advanced 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago this week. This fully functional vehicle being printed from scratch and Read More »

SABIC’s LNP™ STAT-KON™ carbon fiber-reinforced compound was chosen for the world’s first 3D-printed vehicle at IMTS 2014 for its excellent strength-to-weight ratio and high stiffness which minimizes warping during the 3D printing process, enabling enhanced aesthetics and performance. (Photo courtesy of SABIC)

Cincinnati Incorporated and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Advancing Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM)

by Cincinnati Inc. Partnership formed to accelerate development of new 3D printing system for polymer parts 10 times larger than currently producible MARCH 2014 – Cincinnati Incorporated and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed a partnership agreement to develop a Read More »

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ORNL-Group Shows How It’s Done, One Layer at a Time

by ORNL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Things have come a long way since the mid-1980s when 3D Systems cofounder Chuck Hull worked out the technology to print objects in three dimensions, one very thin layer at a time. Hull called his new technology “stereolithography.” In Read More »

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