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First 3D Printed Parts Installed in Nuclear Reactor

After announcing the project in October 2020, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has completed the installation of four 3D printed brackets at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)’s Browns Ferry Nuclear…

Why is 3D Printing Developing at a Snail’s Pace?

In 2009, I gave a presentation on the state of 3D printing and, out of 18 slides, I’d only have to change one for that talk to be accurate today….

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GE’s 3D Printed Heat Exchanger Survives Unbelievable Temperatures

In 2019, through the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E), GE Research and several partners embarked on the use of metal 3D printing to produce more efficient heat exchangers. These devices,…

ORNL Analyzes Use of 3D Printing for Geothermal Energy Production

As global industrial society struggles to transition from fossil fuels to other forms of energy, one source of power that is often overlooked comes from within the Earth itself. The…

Why Are We 3D Printing Boat Hulls?

3D printing boat hulls may strike you as a particularly esoteric thing to do. Also, given the water tightness issues we often have with 3D printing, it may also seem…

Senvol, ORNL Publish Report on Pedigreed Metal 3D Printing Data

Senvol, which created the most comprehensive database of industrial 3D printers and materials, offers several products to help companies access, generate, and analyze AM data in order to implement the…

ExOne Agreement with ORNL Lets Company 3D Print Neutron Shielding Devices

Binder jetting company ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) now has a commercial license to print with aluminum-infiltrated boron carbide (B4C). The printing process, developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will let…

ORNL’s 3D Printed Parts to Be Installed on TVA Nuclear Reactor

While researching some of the most exciting aspects of 3D printing technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory is also delivering some very interesting 3D printed parts to some notable users. The…

Xerox’s PARC to Use AlphaSTAR Simulation to 3D Print Turbomachinery Parts

California-based Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a Xerox-owned research and development subsidiary company, has selected AlphaSTAR technology to create a virtual additive manufacturing (AM) approach that will save both time…

Apply to ORNL’s Prestigious Innovation Crossroads Program

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a prestigious institution on the cutting edge of energy and advanced manufacturing research. ORNL has just announced the latest iteration of their Innovation Crossroads…

ASTRO America Tackles Hypersonic Planes and Missiles Parts with 3D Printing

For certain chefs in the alphabet soup that is the US government, all roads lead to 3D printing. So, too with hypersonics. Astro America, also sometimes called AstroA, aims to…

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…

3DPOD Episode 30: John Barnes, The Barnes Group Advisors

John Barnes is a key figure in industrializing 3D printing for aerospace. His career had him at key roles at key times for 3D printing at Honeywell, Lockheed, and Arconic….

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,…

3D Printing News Briefs, May 14, 2020: DP Technology, Danish Healthtech, ORNL

We’re starting with software in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to a healthcare webinar and a 3D printed nuclear reactor. DP Technology is releasing new AM software…

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…

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…

GE Research, ORNL, & PARC: Speeding Up Design & Validation of 3D Printed Turbomachinery Components

This week, multidisciplinary partners GE Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and PARC, a Xerox company, were awarded a $1.3 million project to more than double the speed of the…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Six: Go Big or Go Home

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)…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 1, 2019

In this Halloween week edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re telling you about a report, an agreement, and 3D printed footwear. SmarTech Analysis has released its market analysis report…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 16, 2019

We’ve got plenty of business news for you in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, starting with Additive Manufacturing Technologies’ impressive growth as of late. ExOne has announced a collaboration with…