MDF Announcements

Announcements

America’s “Top Young Scientist” visits MDF

 (hi-res image) Gitanjali Rao, a seventh grader from Colorado who was awarded the title of “America’s top young scientist” for designing a compact device to detect lead in drinking water, recently visited DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at ORNL to film a YouTube segment for STEM Scouts, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics through...

Paranthaman elected fellow of American Physical Society

Parans Paranthaman, leader of the Materials Chemisty Group at ORNL, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Fellows of the APS are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise in outstanding research, applications and leadership in or service to physics and physics education. Each year, less than one half of one percent of the Society’s...

Advancement made in 3D printing anisotropic magnets

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute has taken a major step toward printed, aligned anisotropic magnets via additive manufacturing processes. Hybrid nylon bonded neodymium-iron-boron and samarium-iron-nitrogen magnets were manufactured using the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The research is discussed in the paper, “...

ORNL wins ACE Award for Thermoset Materials

ORNL’s thermoset materials work was recognized with an ACE Award (Awards for Composites Excellence) during the Composites and Materials Expo held in Dallas. The ORNL research team’s submission, “Large Area 3D Printer for Thermoset Materials,” won in the category of market growth: infinite possibility of market growth. ORNL’s John Lindahl accepted the award with Magnum Venus Products (MVP)...

ORNL Team Wins ACE Award at CAMX

 (hi-res image) An interdisciplinary team of ORNL researchers has been recognized for Innovation in Green Composites Design at the Composites and Materials Expo. ORNL's submission was entitled "Large-Scale 3D-Printing Using 100% Bio-Composite Materials" and focused on the bamboo-PLA pavilion designed and printed for DesignMiami, an architectural show in Miami,FL. The pellet...

MDF Staff Recognized at R&D 100 Awards

MDF staff were recently recognized at the 55th annual R&D 100 Conference, sponsored by R&D Magazine. The awards, known as the “Oscars of Invention,” honor innovative breakthroughs in materials science, biomedicine, consumer products and more from academia, industry and government-sponsored research agencies. This year’s nine honors bring ORNL’s total of R&D 100 awards to 210 since...

Hot Isostatic Press Workshop at MDF

Quintus Technologies is hosting a one-day workshop at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility focused on post-processing of additively manufactured components. Quintus will showcase a rapid quench Hot Isostatic Press (HIP) that will allow unique microstructure tailoring in a single cycle, potentially reducing turn around time.  Attendees can expect to see: Demonstration of high-pressure heat...

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...

Datskos receives SPIE's Lehrfeld Award

Panos Datskos, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has received the 2017 Eric A. Lehrfeld Award from the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. Datskos is a distinguished scientist and leader of the Energy and Transportation Science Division's Nanosystems, Separations and Materials Research group. He is also a professor at the Bredesen Center for...