New manufacturing technologies are needed to enable companies to rapidly produce the energy-efficient, competitively priced, high-quality products that will rejuvenate U.S. manufacturing. Innovative manufacturing concepts will provide critical energy and environmental improvements to increase the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing industries.
Achieving energy-efficient processing will require the reduction and integration of process steps, development of alternative low-temperature pathways, and development of entirely new processes and unit operations. New processes will also provide opportunities for the development of novel materials with unique properties to enhance the performance of existing products or create entirely new markets.
For more information visit www.ornl.gov/manufacturing