Category Archives: Sandia National Laboratories

3D printed parts tested “instantaneously” by Sandia’s Alinstante robot cell

Alinstante is an automated 3D printed part testing robot developed at Sandia National Laboratories. Taking its name from the Spanish translation of “in an instant,” the aim of Alinstante is to speed up the part qualification process which is, at present, an important barrier to the adoption of additive manufacturing. Made as a modular work cell, Alinstante […]

3D printed parts tested “instantaneously” by Sandia’s Alinstante robot cell

Alinstante is an automated 3D printed part testing robot developed at Sandia National Laboratories. Taking its name from the Spanish translation of “in an instant,” the aim of Alinstante is to speed up the part qualification process which is, at present, an important barrier to the adoption of additive manufacturing. Made as a modular work cell, Alinstante […]

Students build solar-powered 3D printer for Colombian community

Last week, engineering students and faculty from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) New York, traveled to Cali, Colombia to hand over their newly developed solar-powered 3D printing system. The team worked with students and faculty from the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (UAO) to create a 3D printer powered by a unit harnessing multiple energy […]

Students build solar-powered 3D printer for Colombian community

Last week, engineering students and faculty from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) New York, traveled to Cali, Colombia to hand over their newly developed solar-powered 3D printing system. The team worked with students and faculty from the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (UAO) to create a 3D printer powered by a unit harnessing multiple energy […]

Sandia Labs apply design for additive manufacturing to build precision telescope

Using sub-par materials and inaccurate dimensions does not sound like the appropriate start to a precision engineering project. However, a team at Sandia National Laboratories has done just that, and made a functional telescope capable of “seeing” as accurately as one five times the cost. How did they do it? By leveraging the advantages of design […]

3D printing for power generation boosted by U.S. Department of Energy, GE, Siemens and Sandia

The use of 3D printing for the energy sector is highlighted by two recent pieces of news. The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a total of $7M to projects intended to develop, “advanced, highly efficient, turbine-based technologies for coal-derived synthesis gas, coal-derived hydrogen, and natural gas.” These projects include several featuring additive manufacturing. […]

Sandia erhält Technology Focus Award für 3D-gedruckte Windturbinen

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Sandia National Laboratories, eine wichtige Forschungs- und Entwicklungseinrichtung des US-amerikanischen Energieministeriums, erhielt den Technology Focus Award des Bundeslaboratoriums für Technologietransfer für den 3D-Druck von Rotorblättern für Windturbinen. Schon seit geraumer Zeit forscht die Entwicklungseinrichtung Sandia an Lösungen, um die Energietechnologie mit besonderem Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit zu verbessern. Ein zentraler Schwerpunkt dieser Forschung stellen 3D-Drucktechnologien dar. […]

Der Beitrag Sandia erhält Technology Focus Award für 3D-gedruckte Windturbinen erschien zuerst auf 3Druck.com – Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

Department of Energy unveils $3 million prize in solar power innovation contest

3D printing’s ability to rapid iterate designs is highlighted by the US Department of Energy (DoE) in a new competition. Via the DoE the US government is sponsoring a $3 million prize competition for inventors and entrepreneurs who can accelerate the US solar industry through rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and proof-of-concept testing. Funded by The […]

Sandia 3D prints solar prototypes to exploit first law of thermodynamics

Sandia National Laboratories, a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), has designed a set of efficient solar power receivers using 3D printing. Multiple complex prototype designs for receivers, which receive solar energy and feed it into an electricity generator, were produced using powder bed fusion 3D printing of a […]