Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL Team 3D Prints Device for Improving Carbon Capture Technology

According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than ten years to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45 percent to prevent runaway climate…

ORNL’s New AI Platform Assesses 3D Printed Parts in Real-Time

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is behind the development of a new type of artificial intelligence (AI) software called Peregrine, meant to improve the quality of functional parts being produced via…

ORNL Licenses ExOne to 3D Print Parts for Neutron Scattering

It is always exciting to see the work of dynamic industry players merging, as in the latest deal between The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and ExOne,…

ORNL Scientists Make Fake Fish with 3D Printing and Sensors to Research Environmental Impact of Hydropower Dams

Hydropower – electricity generated with the energy of moving water – is the largest source of utility-scale energy storage and renewable energy in the US, making up 6% of the…

Virginia Tech: Analyzing Fresh Mix Properties of 3D Printed Cementitious Materials

Morgan Christen Jenkins recently submitted a Master’s thesis, ‘Fresh Mix Properties and Flexural Analysis with Digital Image Correlation of Additively Manufactured Cementitious Materials,’ to Virginia Tech, focusing on materials in…

nTopology and ORNL Partner to Optimize BAAM 3D Printing

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the epicenter of a great deal of exciting research currently taking place in the 3D printing industry, much of…

State of the Art: Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Six

One topic we’ve skirted around in our carbon fiber series so far is large-scale composite printing processes. The reason for this is because it is both a big topic, literally…

AddUp Partners with ORNL for 3D Printed Metal Tooling

French metal 3D printing group AddUp has entered into a $2.7 million agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to push laser powder bed fusion (PBF)…

GE Research and Project Partners Using Metal 3D Printing to Make a More Efficient Heat Exchanger

Heat exchangers are designed to efficiently transfer heat from one matter to another, and are being increasingly produced through the use of 3D printing these days, as the technology can…

ORNL Polyester and Vinylester as Possible Materials for Large-Scale 3D Printing

In a paper entitled “Vinylester and Polyester 3D Printing,” researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) teamed up with researchers from Polynt Composites USA to evaluate the feasibility of 3D printing…

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Investigates New Lignin-Nylon Composite 3D Printing Material

Lignin is an organic polymer that is present in the cell walls of many plants, giving them rigidity such as in wood and bark. It’s also a byproduct of biorefinery…

ORNL Invests in BeAM’s Modulo 400 3D Printer

BeAM Machines introduced its Modulo 3D printing system in 2017, a 5-axis Directed Energy Deposition (DED) machine designed to be compact enough to be portable while also boasting a large…

Arcam Opens EBM A2X 3D Printer’s Development Mode to Academic Institutions

Arcam‘s A2X 3D printer is a heavy-duty metal printer designed for aerospace and materials R&D applications. It’s capable of processing titanium alloys as well as other materials that require elevated…

ORNL Develops a New 3D Printing Material and Showcases Several Others

Lignin is a complex organic polymer that is an important part of the cell walls of many plants, making them woody and rigid. It’s also a 3D printable material, much…

ORNL Collaboration Results in 3D Printed Target for Producing Important Medical Isotope

3D printing is increasingly finding use in the manufacture all sorts of end-use products, but it can also lend a hand to researchers on the way to reaching a final…

Sandia National Laboratories Wins Award for 3D Printing Work with Wind Turbine Blades

US Department of Energy contractor Sandia National Laboratories has been working to improve wind power for decades, focusing on the technology at its Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility, and a couple…

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…

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,…

ORNL Reaching Out to Future Scientists with World’s Smallest 3D Printed Fidget Spinner

If you have a child or know one, you have probably heard about fidget spinners. Maybe you first saw one when it stole the show during an SNL skit featuring…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…