Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

The Department of Energy’s first Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, established at ORNL, helps industry adopt new manufacturing technologies to reduce life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions, lower production cost, and create new products and opportunities for high-paying jobs.

  • Additive Manufacturing

    Drawing on its close ties with industry and world-leading capabilities in materials development, characterization, and processing, ORNL is creating an unmatched environment for breakthroughs in both metal and polymer additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.


  • Carbon Fiber and Composites

    New, innovative manufacturing processes for low-cost precursor development and conversion technologies hold the key to reducing carbon fiber cost for energy applications. Similarly, innovative performance-focused materials and processes can potentially drive significant performance improvements for national security applications.


MDF Capabilities

Virtual Tours

Polymer Systems
Dr. Lonnie Love

FDM & Binderjet
Dr. Amy Elliott

Metals & Materials
Dr. Ryan Dehoff