CARBON FIBER TECHNOLOGY FACILITY
MANUFACTURING DEMONSTRATION FACILITY
ORNL Sponsors Winning Teams at FIRST Robotics Smoky Mountain Regionals
Three Continuing on to World Competition in St. Louis
Of the fifty teams competing in the Smoky Mountain Regionals, three ORNL sponsored teams will advance to the 2015 FIRST Championship in St. Louis, April 22-25. Congratulations to first place winner Hardin Valley Academy RoHAWKtics who also received the Industrial Design Award, Oak Ridge Wildbots for winning Regional Engineering Inspiration Award and FIRST Dean’s List Finalist, and Bearden High School RATCHET for winning the Rookie All Star Award.
INDUSTRY OFFERS PERSPECTIVES IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
EXPLORING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING APPLICATIONS for Fuel Cell and Building Technologies
The two-day meeting provided an in-depth look into additive manufacturing capabilities for applications in fuel cell and building technologies. Industry participated in guided discussions to identify near-term applications with the potential for improvement over current practices. Attendees toured several facilities including the Maximum Energy Efficiency Research Laboratory and DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.
Cincinnati Incorporated delivers new BAAM system to MDF
ORNL home to world’s largest polymer 3D printer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory adds a new supersized 3D printer — perhaps the largest in the world —to its capabilities in additive manufacturing at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. The new system, a Cincinnati Incorporated BAAM system, is capable of printing 100-lbs of polymer material per hour in sizes up to 20 feet long, 8 feet wide and 6 feet tall. The equipment is part of an on-going partnership between ORNL and Cincinnati to lower cost and increase speed of 3D printing, creating workable alternatives for mainstream, production manufacturing.Read More
ORNL hosts Neutron Characterization Workshop
Understanding Additively Manufactured Components Using Neutrons
The one and a half day workshop included a series of invited presentations on state of the art additive manufacturing (AM) techniques and process characterization using neutrons. AM enables macroscopically complicated and near net shape components; however, it is important to understand material interactions. Attendees discussed critical research needs in additive manufacturing focused in three areas: modes of access for neutrons; new capabilities needed; new additive manufacturing material issues and neutrons.
EWI holds Additive Manufacturing Consortium meeting at ORNL
MODELING AND SIMULATION PROCESSES EXPLORED
Edison Welding Institute hosted over 80 industry leaders for its annual Additive Manufacturing Consortium meeting at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. The two-day workshop, which included a tour of the facility, was a beginner’s course in simulation and modeling for machine manufacturers, material suppliers, AM designers and users, with a focus on process modeling.Read More
Babu, Peter build momentum in manufacturing and lightweight materials
UT and ORNL collaborate with Michigan-based consortium "LIFT"
UT’s College of Engineering got yet another boost recently as Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, or LIFT, officially opened its headquarters. Part of the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the Michigan-headquartered LIFT will focus on improving the performance, capabilities, and costs associated with materials such as aluminum, advanced steels, magnesium, and titanium.Read More123Industry can leverage ORNL’s world-leading capabilities and expertise through the MDF’s Technical Collaborations Program. This program offers shared assets to help companies access the cutting-edge capabilities and equipment to design, test, and pilot new products and manufacturing processes.
R&D 100 awards ranking for ORNL
Hours to Print the Shelby Cobra
Tons of carbon fiber can be processed through the CFTF every year
3D printers in the MDF
visitors to the MDF in 2014