Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

MVP and ORNL Introduce First Medium/Large-Scale Thermoset 3D Printer

MVP and ORNL Introduce First Medium/Large-Scale Thermoset 3D Printer

The 3D printing industry uses a lot of thermoplastics, and you could be forgiven for confusing thermoplastics with thermoset plastics. A thermoset plastic is a polymer or resin that, once cured, remains in a solid state – unlike a thermoplastic, which can be melted down again. Until now, thermosets generally could not be 3D printed, […]

The 3D printing industry uses a lot of thermoplastics, and you could be forgiven for confusing thermoplastics with thermoset plastics. A thermoset plastic is a polymer or resin that, once cured, remains in a solid state – unlike a thermoplastic, which can be...
ORNL Advances 3D Printing Quality Control

ORNL Advances 3D Printing Quality Control

When you 3D print something, you expect that the image you see on your computer screen will be perfectly reproduced on the 3D printer. But that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to more complex industrial metal prints. It’s difficult to fully control the material properties that a 3D printed object will have. […]

When you 3D print something, you expect that the image you see on your computer screen will be perfectly reproduced on the 3D printer. But that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to more complex industrial metal prints. It’s difficult to fully...
Techmer PM Awarded Category Winner in 2017 R&D 100 Awards Program

Techmer PM Awarded Category Winner in 2017 R&D 100 Awards Program

The R&D 100 Award was established 55 years ago in 1963 to recognize R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. Each year, the top 100 performers are identified and rewarded for their advances in research and development in products, processes, materials, or software during the previous year. Past winners have been developers […]

The R&D 100 Award was established 55 years ago in 1963 to recognize R&D pioneers and their revolutionary ideas in science and technology. Each year, the top 100 performers are identified and rewarded for their advances in research and development in products,...
Research Team Achieves On-Demand 3D Nanoprinting of Pure Metal Structures with Direct-Writing Method

Research Team Achieves On-Demand 3D Nanoprinting of Pure Metal Structures with Direct-Writing Method

Have you ever wanted your own tiny 3D printed magic wand? While we unfortunately can’t offer you the real thing, we can tell you about a 3D shape made out of a combination of gold and carbon that looks like one – thanks to a research collaboration between the Graz Centre for Electron Microscopy, the […]

Have you ever wanted your own tiny 3D printed magic wand? While we unfortunately can’t offer you the real thing, we can tell you about a 3D shape made out of a combination of gold and carbon that looks like one – thanks to a research collaboration between...
ORNL and Strangpresse Continue 3D Printing Partnership with Exclusive Extruder Licensing Agreement

ORNL and Strangpresse Continue 3D Printing Partnership with Exclusive Extruder Licensing Agreement

In 2014, Youngstown, Ohio company Strangpresse was formed to develop and commercialize lightweight, fully controllable thermoplastic extruders for 3D printing. This week, the company was granted an exclusive license for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s extruder technology, which can rapidly 3D print hundreds of pounds of polymer material. The extruders include a nozzle that is capable of […]

In 2014, Youngstown, Ohio company Strangpresse was formed to develop and commercialize lightweight, fully controllable thermoplastic extruders for 3D printing. This week, the company was granted an exclusive license for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s extruder...
ORNL and Senvol Partner for Additive Manufacturing Data Generation Project

ORNL and Senvol Partner for Additive Manufacturing Data Generation Project

It’s somewhat of an understatement to say that a lot of 3D printing research takes place at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The facility is constantly making headlines for its groundbreaking work, much of it involving 3D printing in some form. The 3D printing work that takes place there is almost always for highly precise, important […]

It’s somewhat of an understatement to say that a lot of 3D printing research takes place at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The facility is constantly making headlines for its groundbreaking work, much of it involving 3D printing in some form. The 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million in funding, while Desktop Metal announces a US supplier for its metal 3D […]

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million...
ORNL Turns to Neutrons to Investigate Performance of Engine Cylinder Head Made from 3D Printed Mold and New Aluminum Alloy

ORNL Turns to Neutrons to Investigate Performance of Engine Cylinder Head Made from 3D Printed Mold and New Aluminum Alloy

A research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) worked with several industry partners to use a 3D printed sand mold and neutrons to investigate how a new high-performance aluminum alloy was performing in a running gasoline-powered engine. Neutrons have unique properties that let them penetrate materials, like the aluminum-cerium (Al-Ce) alloy, without causing any […]

A research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) worked with several industry partners to use a 3D printed sand mold and neutrons to investigate how a new high-performance aluminum alloy was performing in a running gasoline-powered engine. Neutrons have...
US Navy and ORNL Team Up to Develop the Military's First 3D Printed Submarine Hull on the BAAM

US Navy and ORNL Team Up to Develop the Military's First 3D Printed Submarine Hull on the BAAM

3D printing technology is used often in the military these days: the Marine Corps created a 3D printed surveillance drone and are learning to use the technology to solve on-site problems, and the Air Force in South Africa, Brazil, Israel, and the US have all found applications for the technology. The US Navy developed the cost-saving, 3D […]

3D printing technology is used often in the military these days: the Marine Corps created a 3D printed surveillance drone and are learning to use the technology to solve on-site problems, and the Air Force in South Africa, Brazil, Israel, and the US have all found...
ORNL Combines 3D Printing and Metal Casting to Create Stronger Components

ORNL Combines 3D Printing and Metal Casting to Create Stronger Components

As the hype over 3D printing begins to die down a bit, expectations of its potential have changed and become more realistic. It’s still going to change manufacturing, and indeed it already has. But it’s now less trumpeted as the magical new technology that’s going to wipe out all other manufacturing methods – instead, it’s […]

As the hype over 3D printing begins to die down a bit, expectations of its potential have changed and become more realistic. It’s still going to change manufacturing, and indeed it already has. But it’s now less trumpeted as the magical new technology...
A Busy Week for GKN Aerospace: Agreements for Metal Additive Manufacturing, Testing 3D Printed Components

A Busy Week for GKN Aerospace: Agreements for Metal Additive Manufacturing, Testing 3D Printed Components

It’s been a news-heavy week for several companies, and GKN Aerospace is no exception. This week, the company announced that it has signed a five-year research agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Under the terms of the $17.8 million agreement, the two organizations will utilize ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) to work on advancing the industrialization of […]

It’s been a news-heavy week for several companies, and GKN Aerospace is no exception. This week, the company announced that it has signed a five-year research agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Under the terms of the $17.8 million agreement,...
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility's New BAAM 3D Printer Gets a Multi-Material Upgrade

Manufacturing Demonstration Facility's New BAAM 3D Printer Gets a Multi-Material Upgrade

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine in person. The BAAM in operation at Additive Engineering Solutions in Akron is one of only 13 in existence, and it’s an impressive machine, to say the least. That particular BAAM is brand new, but it’s already completed […]

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine in person. The BAAM in operation at Additive Engineering Solutions in Akron is one of only 13 in existence, and it’s an impressive machine, to say the least. That...
In a Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement, Momentum Technologies Will Commercialize ORNL's 3D Printed Magnet Technology

In a Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement, Momentum Technologies Will Commercialize ORNL's 3D Printed Magnet Technology

In October of 2016, researchers from TU Wien announced that they had used 3D printing to create strong permanent magnets. About a month later, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which recently announced its new director, did the same thing, and released a study on how 3D printed permanent magnets can outperform those created by traditional […]

In October of 2016, researchers from TU Wien announced that they had used 3D printing to create strong permanent magnets. About a month later, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which recently announced its new director, did the same thing, and released a study on...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 2, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 2, 2017

Happy Friday…and happy June! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with something theatrical and fun, and then jump into a lot of 3D printing business news. Cirque du Soleil is using 3D printers to make costume components for its Kooza show, while GoPrint3D, XYZprinting, and FELIXprinters have all […]

Happy Friday…and happy June! In this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with something theatrical and fun, and then jump into a lot of 3D printing business news. Cirque du Soleil is using 3D printers to make costume...
Additive Engineering Solutions: A Small Company with a Big 3D Printer

Additive Engineering Solutions: A Small Company with a Big 3D Printer

Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) may be a small company, but it has one of the biggest 3D printers in the world. When 3DPrint.com Editor-in-Chief Sarah Goerhke and I walked into the company’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio yesterday, the first thing we saw was the massive Big Area Additive Manufacturing, or BAAM, machine hard at work […]

Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) may be a small company, but it has one of the biggest 3D printers in the world. When 3DPrint.com Editor-in-Chief Sarah Goerhke and I walked into the company’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio yesterday, the first thing we saw was...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 23, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 23, 2017

We’re talking about a new product, 3D printer resellers, grants and awards, a company acquisition, and a VIP visitor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar introduces its new 1003 AMx printhead, while ZMorph signs four new 3D printer resellers in South America and Europe. The […]

We’re talking about a new product, 3D printer resellers, grants and awards, a company acquisition, and a VIP visitor for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in this week’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs. Xaar introduces its new 1003 AMx printhead,...
IACMI Partners with Local Motors and ORNL to Develop 3D Printed Composite Materials for Automotive Manufacturing

IACMI Partners with Local Motors and ORNL to Develop 3D Printed Composite Materials for Automotive Manufacturing

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was the fifth institute named as part of the Manufacturing USA network, which also includes America Makes and about a dozen other specialized manufacturing institutes. Led by the US Department of Energy and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, IACMI brings together universities, industry, national laboratories, and government agencies to […]

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was the fifth institute named as part of the Manufacturing USA network, which also includes America Makes and about a dozen other specialized manufacturing institutes. Led by the US Department of...
ORNL's Project AME, First Fully Functional 3D Printed Excavator, Unveiled at Las Vegas Expo

ORNL's Project AME, First Fully Functional 3D Printed Excavator, Unveiled at Las Vegas Expo

There’s 3D printed Lego construction equipment…and then there’s Project AME, the first fully functional, full-size 3D printed excavator in the world. We have been following Project AME’s progress for nearly a year: AME stands for Additive Manufactured Excavator, and was developed as a joint collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Association of Equipment Manufacturers […]

There’s 3D printed Lego construction equipment…and then there’s Project AME, the first fully functional, full-size 3D printed excavator in the world. We have been following Project AME’s progress for nearly a year: AME stands for Additive...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — December 10, 2016

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — December 10, 2016

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed,” we’ve got a whole collection of news from across the entire 3D printing industry. To start, the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office will be issuing a $5 million grant to ORNL and Ames Laboratory to help research new techniques for creating tailored metal alloy […]

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed,” we’ve got a whole collection of news from across the entire 3D printing industry. To start, the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office will be issuing a $5 million grant...
3D Printing Bringing Innovation in Manufacturing to Knoxville, Eastern Tennessee's "Innovation Valley"

3D Printing Bringing Innovation in Manufacturing to Knoxville, Eastern Tennessee's "Innovation Valley"

When I hit the road and head south, I’m usually going to visit my grandparents, who currently live about an hour west of Knoxville. I’ve spent many hours in my life driving through beautiful Tennessee, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn today that Knoxville is not only considered to be a center of innovation, […]

When I hit the road and head south, I’m usually going to visit my grandparents, who currently live about an hour west of Knoxville. I’ve spent many hours in my life driving through beautiful Tennessee, so I was pleasantly surprised to learn today that...
Cincinnati Inc and NVBOTS Debut New Industrial SAAM 3D Printer at FabTech 2016

Cincinnati Inc and NVBOTS Debut New Industrial SAAM 3D Printer at FabTech 2016

About two years ago, Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) debuted one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers: the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine, or more commonly referred to as BAAM. You remember BAAM, right? The massive machine can print over 200 times faster […]

About two years ago, Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) debuted one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers: the Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine, or more commonly referred to...
SHoP Architects and Partners Create Giant 3D Printed Bamboo Pavilion for Design Miami

SHoP Architects and Partners Create Giant 3D Printed Bamboo Pavilion for Design Miami

On November 30, most of us, at least in my part of the country, will be dealing with gray skies, cold temperatures, and maybe snow. (Although maybe not – it’s sunny and 70° in Ohio today! I don’t understand, but I won’t complain.) If you’re like me, you may be ready to run away to […]

On November 30, most of us, at least in my part of the country, will be dealing with gray skies, cold temperatures, and maybe snow. (Although maybe not – it’s sunny and 70° in Ohio today! I don’t understand, but I won’t complain.) If...
ORNL Researchers 3D Print Permanent Magnets for Clean Energy Applications, Saving Time, Cost and Material

ORNL Researchers 3D Print Permanent Magnets for Clean Energy Applications, Saving Time, Cost and Material

At this point, it’s no longer a surprise to hear that 3D printing something results in better performance, strength, etc. compared to traditionally manufactured equivalents. The fact that it’s no longer a surprise, however, doesn’t make it any less exciting – especially when the product or component in question is something that has never been […]

At this point, it’s no longer a surprise to hear that 3D printing something results in better performance, strength, etc. compared to traditionally manufactured equivalents. The fact that it’s no longer a surprise, however, doesn’t make it any less...
3D Printed Excavator Still Heavily in Development; ORNL to 3D Print a Cab at 2017 Tradeshow

3D Printed Excavator Still Heavily in Development; ORNL to 3D Print a Cab at 2017 Tradeshow

While it may seem that suddenly everything and its brother is being 3D printed and hitting the headlines, you might be surprised at some of the items you’ve missed that are currently in development and will offer quite specific potential for change in areas such as construction. And indeed, the construction industry has been under […]

While it may seem that suddenly everything and its brother is being 3D printed and hitting the headlines, you might be surprised at some of the items you’ve missed that are currently in development and will offer quite specific potential for change in areas such as...
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