Manufacturing – Powered by Nature

By Jennifer Burke | Science Writer and Communication Specialist | ORNL A team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory demonstrated the ability to additively manufacture power poles from bioderived and recycled materials, which could more quickly restore electricity after natural disasters. Using the Big Read More »

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ORNL Names New Innovation Crossroads Cohort of Entrepreneurs

By Jennifer Burke | Science Writer and Communication Specialist | ORNL Six science and technology innovators from across the United States will join the fifth cohort of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Innovation Crossroads program in June. As the Southeast’s only research and development program for Read More »

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ORNL Partners on Science Kits for STEM Schools

By Karen Dunlap | ORNL | Communications and Media Relations Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Center of Science and Industry and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network have partnered to deliver hundreds of free science kits called Learning Lunchboxes to STEM-designated Read More »

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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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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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ORNL, DOE Unveil New Capabilities for Advanced Manufacturing Recycling and Autonomous Vehicles

By Jennifer Burke and Stephanie Seay | Science Writers and Communications Specialists | ORNL Contact: Sara Shoemaker, shoemakerms@ornl.gov | ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Department of Energy officials dedicated the launch of two clean energy research initiatives that focus on the recycling and recovery 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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AI Software Enables Real-Time 3D Printing Quality Assessment

By Stephanie Seay (seaysg@ornl.gov) | Science Writer and Communications Specialist | ORNL Communications Division   Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment. Read More »

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Magnum Venus Products Licenses ORNL Co-Developed Additive Manufacturing Technologies

By Jennifer Burke, burkejj@ornl.gov | Science Writer & Communications Specialist | ORNL July 31, 2020 – The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has licensed two additive manufacturing-related technologies that aim to streamline and ramp up production processes to Knoxville-based Magnum Venus Products, Inc., a Read More »

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