The U.S. Department of Energy Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides a collaborative, shared infrastructure to help U.S. industry adopt energy efficient, flexible manufacturing technologies to lower production cost, increase manufacturing energy efficiency, and create new products and opportunities for high-paying jobs.  The MDF is the first such capability established by the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office to provide industry with affordable and convenient access to facilities, tools and expertise to facilitate rapid deployment of advanced manufacturing processes and materials.

Access to ORNL’s expertise and world leading capabilities in material synthesis, characterization, and process technology is available through the MDF Technical Collaborations Program which is designed to assist manufacturing industries to implement new manufacturing concepts and methods.  The scope of MDF Technical Collaborations is focused on additive manufacturing and carbon fiber and composites, but also includes other advanced manufacturing concepts consistent with ORNL strengths such as low temperature materials synthesis, lightweight metals processing, roll-to-roll processing, and magnetic field processing.