Research Highlights

Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Demonstration

A research demonstration unveiled at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory combines clean energy technologies into a 3D-printed building and vehicle to showcase a new approach to energy use, storage and consumption.

The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy...

ORNL Featured in Emerging Technology Center at IMTS 2016

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, will feature Additive Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing and Integrated Energies in its Emerging Technology Center (ETC) at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, Sept. 12 – 17, 2016. 

AMT created the ETC as a...

ORNL and ExxonMobil partner on one-of-a-kind marine test engine

ExxonMobil has announced the first firing of a new crosshead slow speed test engine to drive forward its research and development of next generation cylinder and system oils for the marine industry.

The bespoke test engine will provide ExxonMobil with a platform for meeting...

ORNL Prototype Motor Generates 75% More Power

A new motor developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory achieved 75 percent higher power than a comparably sized commercial motor for electric vehicles. The prototype motor uses ferrite, iron-based, permanent magnets instead of the expensive imported rare earth permanent...

Transportation—Better charging access

Officials responsible for anticipating the demand for electric vehicle charging stations could get help through a sophisticated new method developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The method considers electric vehicle volume and the random timing of vehicles arriving at charging...

Sensible driving saves more gas than drivers think

It’s common knowledge that driving aggressively can dent gas mileage, but it’s difficult to determine exactly how much gas drivers waste.

A new study by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has quantified the impact speeding and slamming on the...

Wide bandgap evaluation facility benchmarks devices

The Electrical and Electronics Systems Research Division’s (EESR’s) Power Electronics and Electric Machinery (PEEM) Group is putting its unique wide bandgap (WBG) evaluation facilities to work in benchmarking components used in devices such as inverters, converters, and onboard vehicle...

Building AMIE’s brain: EESR researchers take on home, vehicle energy challenges

The construction and demonstration of the Additive Manufacturing + Integrated Energy (AMIE) project was a unique opportunity to showcase Oak Ridge National Laboratory expertise and collaboration in many areas, including 3D printing and vehicle and residential technologies. The...