Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…