CFTF Announcements

Announcements

Innovations in Lightweighting Showcased at International Auto Show

A low-cost textile carbon fiber developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility was showcased at the North American International Auto Show in January. This innovative first large injection molded automotive prototype is made with low-cost textile-grade carbon fiber and yields an estimated cost savings of 40 – 50% compared to a 50,000 filament tow commercial...

Self-Sensing Carbon Fiber Material Featured in Assembly Magazine

Engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently developed carbon-fiber composites that can monitor their own structural health. The technology could be used in future aerospace and automotive applications. The new roll-to-roll process coats electrically conductive carbon fibers with semiconducting silicon carbide nanoparticles. This nanomaterial-embedded composite is stronger than...

Dr. Xin Sun selected as Division Director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division

Dr. Xin Sun was previously a Laboratory Fellow and the Technical Group Leader for the Computational Engineering Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1995, and has worked at Edison Welding Institute and Battelle prior to joining PNNL in 2004. Dr. Sun is well known for applying the fundamental mechanics and physics principles in...

LeMond Composites licenses ORNL low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing process; transportation, renewable energy, & infrastructure

LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, has licensed a low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber manufacturing process developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). (Earlier post.) The agreement will make Oak Ridge-based LeMond Composites the first company to offer carbon fiber produced by the process to the transportation,...