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Blane Fillingim

R&D Staff for Human Factors in Design & Manufacturing

Dr. Kenton Blane Fillingim is an R&D staff member for human factors within the Manufacturing Systems Design Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research at ORNL's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility has focused on process development to expand the directed energy deposition (DED) hybrid manufacturing design space. He hopes to continuing improving the cognitive workload and CAM workflow knowledge transfer between designers and operators of hybrid manufacturing systems. Blane has a research background in design theory and methodology, with an emphasis on understanding the use of heuristics and biases in decision-making. Before working at ORNL, Blane received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Alabama, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.