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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…

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…

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…

Tru-Design & Polynt Composites Team Up to Create Industrial 3D Printing Finishes & Coatings

The world of 3D printers is vast today. As you read, most certainly another startup or company is gaining momentum and preparing for a launch, sure to wow us all…

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…

ORNL Researchers Improve 3D Printing at the Nanoscale with Simulation Guided Process

You may have noticed that 3D printing seems to be getting bigger and bigger by many accounts, from 3D printed cars to buildings, and even entire villages. As the skill and…

Infrared Technology Helps Researchers Define Temperature & Settings Issues Causing 3D Printing Problems

I don’t think I’ll ever become desensitized to the magic of 3D printing. Whether enjoying from the desktop as a medieval castle or a Star Wars battleship is plucked off the…

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…

University of Illinois Engineering Team Win Excavator Cab of the Future 3D Design Contest

A student engineering team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has submitted the winning design for an aesthetically pleasing and fully-functional 3D printed excavator cab. The cab will…

World’s First 3D Printed Excavator to Debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017

Fluid power, or what is more commonly called hydraulics, is the use of keeping fluids under pressure in order to generate, control, or transmit power. Hydraulics is used in a range…

3D Printing Services Marketplace 3Diligent Joins America Makes and the ASTM F42 Committee

Southern California’s 3Diligent has announced that they have officially been granted membership into the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, America Makes, as well as ASTM International (formerly American Society for…

ORNL Signs Patent Licensing Agreement with Strangpresse for Large-Scale 3D Printing Technology

As the center of the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory program, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been responsible for countless technological advancements developed by the…

ORNL Demos Their New Integrated 3D Printed Home and Vehicle

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has unveiled an impressive demonstration of their new integrated 3D printed building and vehicle concept called AMIE, which we first heard about…

ORNL & Clayton Homes are 3D Printing a Home & Car That Share Energy with One Another

After two years of covering news related to the 3D printing industry, it’s very seldom that I get overly excited about a particular story or a project. With that said,…

SWFL 3D Hopes to Cooperate with Local Motors on Affordable 3D Printed AeroCycle Car

If you were to tell me that 3D printed cars would actually be a thing, just a few years ago, I would have probably laughed in your face and called…

Tour of ORNL’s 3D Printing Facility: 3D Printed Podium for Obama, Titanium Robotic Arms & More

It was a distinct pleasure to join a tour of the Manufacturing Development Facility (MDF) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on June 23rd, 2015. Our group consisted of College,…

American Process and ORNL Say Nanocellulose Will Rival Carbon Fiber For 3D Printing

Materials scientists from the renewable biomaterials industry and government researchers are hard at work on a project to move industrial adaptation of 3D printing forward.  They are doing this by…

BAAM 3D Printer Gets Major Upgrade — Prints 100 lbs of Material Per Hour & More

Way back in June of last year we covered an announcement by Cincinnati Inc. and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which revealed one of the world’s largest and most…

ORNL 3D Prints Working Shelby Cobra Replica — President Obama Approves

Last year, our top viewed stories all had one thing in common, they were in some way related to Local Motors and their 3D Printed Strati Car. Just a few…