Brian K Post

Group Leader - Manufacturing Systems Design Group

Dr. Brian K. Post is a senior research staff member and group leader for the Manufacturing Systems Design Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Brian’s research at the Department of Energy's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility includes the development of large-scale additive manufacturing processes capable of producing large parts (8’ x 20’x 6’, 1000+lb) at rates 1000x faster than current commercially available systems. Brian has been a technical leader on all of ORNL’s large scale additive manufacturing research including the Big Area Additive Manufacturing System (BAAM for short) which has been commercialized and was utilized to print the world’s first 3D printed car, the Strati, and the ORNL 3D Printed Shelby Cobra. In addition, the system has been used by ORNL to create submarines, wind turbine blade molds, a mobile home, and the production tooling for precast concrete installations. Brian’s team is now developing a rapidly deployable cable driven 3d printer for printing concrete objects at construction scale (e.g. 100’ x 100’ x 30’). Other projects include the utilization of additive manufacturing systems to develop novel robotic technologies, including underwater manipulation systems, and prosthetic applications.


Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer 2020
ORNL Early Career Researcher 2019
R&D 100 Award 2018 - Ambient Reactive Extrusion Additive Manufacturing
R&D 100 Award 2017 - Additively Manufactured Magnets
R&D 100 Award 2017 - Large Format Additive Manufacturing Coating Solutions
R&D 100 Award 2017 - High Temperature Autoclavable Materials for AM
R&D 100 Award 2015 - Editor’s Choice Award Winner: Process/Prototyping
R&D 100 Award 2015 - GENOA Software
Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Focus Award 2018 - Successful Collaboration Accelerates Testing of New Blade Designs
Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer 2018 - ORNL's Co-Development and Licensing of Large Additive Area Manufacturing Technologies
Federal Laboratory Consortium Partnership Award 2017 - National Rotor Testbed: Using Large Scale 3D Printing to Test New Wind Blade Designs


Patent US9821502B2 Multi-orifice deposition nozzle for additive manufacturing, Randall F. Lind, Brian K. Post, Colin L. Cini
Patent US10105876B2 Apparatus for generating and dispensing a powdered release agent, Randall F. Lind, Brian K. Post, Phillip C. Chesser, Andrew P. Reis, Alex C. Roschli
Patent Pending US20170151728A1 Machine and a method for additive manufacturing with continuous fiber reinforcements, Vlastimil Kunc, Craig A. Blue, Chad E. Duty, Randall F. Lind, John M. Lindahl, Peter D. Lloyd, Lonnie J. Love, Matthew R. Love, Brian K. Post, Orlando Rios
Patent Pending US20180229442A1 Bonded permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing, Huseyin Ucar, Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Orlando Rios, Belther Mojoko Monono, Brian K. Post, Vlastimil Kunc, Cajetan I. Nlebedim. William McCallum, Scott K. McCall
Patent Pending US20180117818A1 Magnetic feed material and its use in producing bonded permanent magnets by additive manufacturing, Mariappan Parans Paranthaman, Ling Li, Vlastimil Kunc, Brian K. Post, Orlando Rios, Robert H. Fredette, John Ormerod
Patent Pending US20180311891A1 Z-axis improvement in additive manufacturing, Chad E. Duty, Seokpum Kim, Vlastimil Kunc, Lonnie J. Love, Brian K. Post, Jordan A. Failla, John M. Lindahl
Patent Pending US20190047219A1 Polymer exhaust for eliminating extruder transients, Phillip C. Chesser, Brian K. Post, Matthew R. Sallas, Alex C. Roschli, Randall F. Lind, Lonnie J. Love