CARBON FIBER TECHNOLOGY FACILITY
MANUFACTURING DEMONSTRATION FACILITY
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 More
ORNL reveals carbon fiber reinforced 3D printed Shelby Cobra
Next generation of manufacturing takes on 50-year-old icon
The 3D printed Shelby Cobra was displayed in the Technology Showcase at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Learn how our researchers in manufacturing and vehicle technologies have transformed this classic sports car into a 3D printed laboratory on wheels.Read More
President Obama Announces New Knoxville-Based Manufacturing Hub
ORNL part of 122-member consortium
President Obama visited Clinton, TN to announce a new manufacturing hub that will be centered in Knoxville, TN. The hub will be lead by the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million commitment from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and $189 million from IACMI’s industry partners.Read More
BOEING PILOTS TRAINING PROGRAM AT MDF
Boeing and ORNL launch pilot training program in additive manufacturing
A team of ten Boeing technical experts converged at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL for a week-long pilot training program focused on additive manufacturing. The MDF will function as a portal for hands-on specialized technical training and provide industry-specific expertise to fulfill immediate needs and complement joint projects.Read More
ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3D printing
Innovative 3-D printing process holds unparalleled potential for engineering, design
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.
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Technical Collaborations with Industry
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