American Museum of Science and Energy
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
US Department of Energy
Researchers printed the Shelby Cobra at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL using the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine, which can manufacture strong, lightweight composite parts without the need for tooling. The new BAAM system, which was jointly developed by ORNL and Cincinnati Incorporated, is 500 to 1000 times faster and capable of printing polymer components 10 times larger than today’s industrial additive machines— in sizes greater than one cubic meter.