Category Archives: Department of Energy

First thermoset 3D printer unveiled at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Magnum Venus Products (MVP), a manufacturer of composite application equipment based in Tennessee, has installed the first large-scale thermoset 3D printer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration facility in Tennessee. With this new 3D printer, named the Thermobot, ORNL researchers will be able 3D print with previously unworkable materials. At the grand unveiling Vlastimil Kunc, […]

3D Printing news Sliced, Rick Perry, Materialise, Stratasys, SolidWorks and FIT America

This edition of our 3D printing news digest Sliced poses and answers the following questions: Ever wanted to Pokémon cosplay with your dog? What materials will be used to 3D print the aircraft of the future? What new 3D printing medical applications will come out of Mitsui Chemicals’ latest investment?  All this and more from […]

3D Printing news Sliced, Rick Perry, Materialise, Stratasys, SolidWorks and FIT America

This edition of our 3D printing news digest Sliced poses and answers the following questions: Ever wanted to Pokémon cosplay with your dog? What materials will be used to 3D print the aircraft of the future? What new 3D printing medical applications will come out of Mitsui Chemicals’ latest investment?  All this and more from […]

SLAC perfect recipe for metal 3D printing under investigation by Lawrence Livermore and Dept. of Energy

From speaking to researchers in metal 3D printing, it’s clear that innovation is driven by perfection. No matter what the application, from large-scale airplane components to lightweight turbine blades, the goal is to 3D print a flawless piece of metalwork. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, has been a key driver of such developments, […]

Leading U.S. researchers demonstrate layer-free volumetric 3D printing

Volumetric 3D printing, also known as hologram 3D printing, has the potential to expedite light-based additive manufacturing in a way never seen before. The power of the process lies in its ability to cure objects in a single step, abandoning the use of support structures and the typical layer-by-layer approach. The method is the subject […]

Ames Lab research 3D prints practical catalytic objects for chemical study

Adding to the potential of 3D printed objects, research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has proved the ability to make objects with instilled catalytic potential. By adding this quality to the material, researchers can make devices that facilitate the study of chemical reactions, practical to the synthesis of new chemical products, sensing […]

Research institutions collaborate with Local Motors for big area additive manufacturing of composite materials

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in Knoxville, Tennessee, has announced a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and 3D …

Research institutions collaborate with Local Motors for big area additive manufacturing of composite materials

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in Knoxville, Tennessee, has announced a Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and 3D …