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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Additive Manufacturing Users Group Names Technical Competition Winners

Bill Braune and Vito Gervasi take top spots MILWAUKEE, WISC., May 27, 2021 – The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) today announced the winners of its annual Technical Competition, which recognizes excellence in additive manufacturing applications and finishing techniques. A panel of industry veterans selected 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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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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