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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,...
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...
Rust Belt to Tech Belt: GE Additive and Additive Engineering Solutions Share Insights into Regional Large-Scale 3D Printing

Rust Belt to Tech Belt: GE Additive and Additive Engineering Solutions Share Insights into Regional Large-Scale 3D Printing

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) had a full house of interested industry and local attendees for its open house, and staff writer Clare Scott and I were among the crowd. The young company showcased its large-scale manufacturing offerings, highlighting a BAAM 3D printer from Cincinnati Inc. and a large Quintax five-axis machining center. Early […]

Yesterday in Akron, Ohio, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES) had a full house of interested industry and local attendees for its open house, and staff writer Clare Scott and I were among the crowd. The young company showcased its large-scale manufacturing offerings,...
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...
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...
2016 in 3D Printing: Your Favorite Stories from the Last Year

2016 in 3D Printing: Your Favorite Stories from the Last Year

2016 has been — let’s say a mixed bag; while this year saw the loss of beloved celebrities, a heated US election, Brexit, Zika, an escalating crisis in Syria, and many other globally divisive happenings, it was also a year of unprecedented development technologically. We’ll stay away from another celebrity tribute or political debate and […]

2016 has been — let’s say a mixed bag; while this year saw the loss of beloved celebrities, a heated US election, Brexit, Zika, an escalating crisis in Syria, and many other globally divisive happenings, it was also a year of unprecedented development...
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...
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...
NASA Engineers Use ORNL Facility to Study How Neutrons Affect 3D Printed Parts that May Go into Space

NASA Engineers Use ORNL Facility to Study How Neutrons Affect 3D Printed Parts that May Go into Space

While there are multitudinous examples of how 3D printing is not only relevant today but quickly becoming crucial, the aerospace sector certainly evidences this fully, surpassed only by what is happening in the medical field. Embroiled in finding valuable uses for the technology far before we even heard the term 3D printing or additive manufacturing […]

While there are multitudinous examples of how 3D printing is not only relevant today but quickly becoming crucial, the aerospace sector certainly evidences this fully, surpassed only by what is happening in the medical field. Embroiled in finding valuable uses for the...
IMTS 2016: 3D Printing in Photos

IMTS 2016: 3D Printing in Photos

While the conference is in fact still going on, I spent only Monday and Tuesday at Chicago’s McCormick Place, attending this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The show was, in a word, massive. From the physical — 1.3 million square feet of exhibition floor space over four buildings; more than 2,000 exhibitors; 113,747 registrations (and counting); […]

While the conference is in fact still going on, I spent only Monday and Tuesday at Chicago’s McCormick Place, attending this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The show was, in a word, massive. From the physical — 1.3 million...
ORNL Partners With Ingersoll Machine Tools to Develop Colossal 3D Printing System

ORNL Partners With Ingersoll Machine Tools to Develop Colossal 3D Printing System

When it comes to innovation on the 3D printing front, very few entities have contributed as much groundbreaking research and development as the Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has. Whether it be 3D printing on the nanoscale or large-scale, the government-based national laboratory program is constantly aiming to push this emerging technology to the […]

When it comes to innovation on the 3D printing front, very few entities have contributed as much groundbreaking research and development as the Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has. Whether it be 3D printing on the nanoscale or large-scale, the...
ORNL and Boeing Earn Guinness Book of World Records Title for Largest Solid 3D Printed Part

ORNL and Boeing Earn Guinness Book of World Records Title for Largest Solid 3D Printed Part

Few government-backed entities have innovated upon 3D printing technology as much as the Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which is the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) largest national laboratory program. Over the last year, ORNL has helped further develop additive manufacturing on both the large-scale and nanoscale. The lab recently developed a simulation guided process […]

Few government-backed entities have innovated upon 3D printing technology as much as the Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which is the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) largest national laboratory program. Over the last year, ORNL has...
3D Printed Molds Save the Department of Energy Time and Money on Wind Energy

3D Printed Molds Save the Department of Energy Time and Money on Wind Energy

It’s funny how often it seems that when you begin researching or exploring a particular idea, that idea or element suddenly seems to show up everywhere, whether you’re looking for it or not. Lately I’ve been studying 3D printing’s uses in alternative energy production and other sustainability efforts, and those efforts seem to be ramping […]

It’s funny how often it seems that when you begin researching or exploring a particular idea, that idea or element suddenly seems to show up everywhere, whether you’re looking for it or not. Lately I’ve been studying 3D printing’s uses in...
Better Materials & Shapes: Researchers Improve Functionality of Heatsinks with 3D Printing

Better Materials & Shapes: Researchers Improve Functionality of Heatsinks with 3D Printing

We certainly spend a great deal of our lives worrying about, attempting to manipulate, or talking about the temperature. Unless you live in one of those rare perfect climates, it’s rarely just right. And an entire industry has been based around making us more comfortable. That goes for our electronics too, which put out an […]

We certainly spend a great deal of our lives worrying about, attempting to manipulate, or talking about the temperature. Unless you live in one of those rare perfect climates, it’s rarely just right. And an entire industry has been based around making us more...
Transcend Robotics Signs Partnership Agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Develop Robotic Mobility Tech

Transcend Robotics Signs Partnership Agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Develop Robotic Mobility Tech

Over the years science fiction television and movies promised us all sorts of robots and robotic companions. From neurotic house cleaning maid robots to robotic soldiers who would fight our battles, over the years  Hollywood has given us plenty of robots to marvel at. According to all of the television, movies, novels and comics the […]

Over the years science fiction television and movies promised us all sorts of robots and robotic companions. From neurotic house cleaning maid robots to robotic soldiers who would fight our battles, over the years  Hollywood has given us plenty of robots to marvel at....
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