EESD Review: Research Area

Research Area: Advanced Manufacturing

Setting sail in the world of composites: Vlastimil Kunc

Vlastimil Kunc grew up in a family of scientists where his natural curiosity was encouraged—an experience that continues to drive his research today in polymer composite additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). “I’ve been interested in the science of composites since a...

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HPC4Manufacturing, HPC4Materials projects at ORNL focus on metal additive manufacturing, industrial heat recovery

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will collaborate with industrial partners on two projects under the latest round of awards by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its High Performance Computing programs to support the manufacturing industry and to help develop advanced materials....

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Engineering the future of manufacturing: Brian Post

Brian Post came to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) looking for a way to combine his interests in controls engineering and robotics, and he found it at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF), where he and his colleagues are revolutionizing 3D-printing with every improvement they make...

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A slice of the intern life with Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang

Inspired by her computer science studies and the possibilities of 3D-printing, intern Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang found a way to combine those pursuits as she worked on a software project at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) last summer. Elizabeth, a...

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Neutrons peer into a running engine

In a first-of-a-kind experiment, researchers used neutrons to investigate the performance of a new aluminum alloy in a gasoline-powered engine—while the engine was running. A team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory worked with industry partners to perform the test,...

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Asking the right questions: Niyanth Sridharan

Niyanth Sridharan grew up in a family that indulged his questions by using real-world examples to explain scientific concepts. That natural curiosity still drives the materials researcher today as he explores additive manufacturing techniques at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “Every time my...

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Building the future

The personal satisfaction of helping bright young people see a future for themselves isn’t the only thing driving mentors of the FIRST Robotics program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Those volunteers are also helping build tomorrow’s maker workforce. FIRST (For Inspiration and...

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At the MDF: New large-area, multi-material printer to advance research

A second large-volume 3D printer recently installed at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) will be modified to print two different materials on one object, significantly advancing the materials research being performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)...

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Xin Sun: Director, Energy and Transportation Science Division

Xin Sun spent her early career helping define a new scientific field, and now she plans to use her technical and managerial experience to expand the capabilities of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Energy and Transportation Science Division (ETSD) as she steps in as division director. Xin...

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From Afghanistan to advanced manufacturing: Matt Sallas

While serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, US Navy construction mechanic Matthew Sallas may not have imagined where his experience would take him next. But researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) certainly had the future in mind as they were creating programs to train men and women like...

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