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  • UT-ORNL Gov Chair Babu, Winning Team

    Univ. of Tennessee Part of $140 Million White House Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

    UT-ORNL Governor's Chair for Advanced Manufacturing Suresh Babu will lead UT's effort as part of a Detroit-based Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation institute announced by President Obama on Tuesday.

    The institute is one of two -- the other based in Chicago -- funded by the Department of Defense to partner aluminum, titanium and high-strength steel manufacturers with universities and laboratories to develop new manufacturing technologies for consumer products and defense capabilities.

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  • An arm of ORNL at the White House

    Putting America at the Forefront of 21st Century Manufacturing

    A robotic arm, funded by the Office of Naval Research, made with 3-D printing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility was used as a backdrop Tuesday in the White House as President Obama announced new two manufacturing innovation institutes. (White House photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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  • ORNL and Local Motors sign CRADA

    Agreement will enable rapid design and manufacturing of vehicles through direct digital manufacturing

    Local Motors, Inc. and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have signed a new partnership to develop and deliver technology to produce the world’s first production 3-D printed vehicle.

    "By invoking the principle of open-source, this partnership – and future efforts like it – will drive a true paradigm shift in hardware product development and automotive manufacturing technologies,” said Jay Rogers, Co-Founder and CEO of Local Motors. “Just as exciting as the vision of delivering the first direct digital manufactured car, is that we will be engaging future consumers to contribute and evangelize its creation."

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  • ORNL, CINCINNATI Partner

    Pledge to develop commercial large-scale additive manufacturing system

    The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with Cincinnati Incorporated, a manufacturer of high quality machine tools located in Harrison, Ohio, to develop a large-scale polymer additive manufacturing (3-D printing) system.

    The project will draw on CINCINNATI’s experience in the design, manufacturing and control of large-scale manufacturing systems, especially laser cutting systems used in metal fabrication. CINCINNATI focuses on manufacturing powdered metal compacting presses, a process used to produce high volume production parts...

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  • FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION

    ORNL supports local teams in Smoky Mountains regional tournament

    Robotics fever continues to spread in East Tennessee, thanks in part to Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s ongoing support for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Many ORNL staff members donate their time and expertise to mentoring local teams throughout the grueling six-week build season, during which students design and build a robot to meet the challenges of the year’s game.

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