ORNL’s Tech Collaboration Program (TCP) engages industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects to accelerate the development of new energy efficient manufacturing technologies. The opportunity provides selected participants access to ORNL's experienced staff and unique equipment and capabilities at the MDF to demonstrate advanced concepts with intent to develop and deploy new manufacturing processes or materials in U.S. manufacturing industries.
TCP provides open, affordable, and convenient access to national lab infrastructure, hosted resources, tools, and expertise to facilitate rapid development and adoption of new energy efficient manufacturing technologies.
Projects use a cost shared model to collaboratively investigate, improve, and scale process methodology to reduce the risk and accelerate the development and deployment of innovative energy efficient manufacturing and materials technologies.
Leveraging ORNL’s expertise in additive manufacturing, we’re able to test and make adjustments quickly, which reduces our cost and lead time in designing and making components. This can be critical to the success of fabricating a new energy system.