Category Archives: Christopher C.Bowland

ORNL advances 3D printed potential of paper-making waste

At Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, scientists are applying 3D printing to recycle and reuse a common byproduct of the manufacturing industry. Produced in large quantities as waste from the paper making process and biomass energy conversion, lignin is finding new purpose as a reinforcement for composite FFF filament. “ORNL’s world-class capabilities in materials characterization and […]

Oak Ridge scientists develop plant based renewable 3D printing material, 100% improvement on ABS

A team from the Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has published a study describing a significantly improved 3D printing material. Writing in the scientific journal Applied Materials Today, the patent-pending process is described as giving “100% improved inter-layer adhesion strength” when 3D printed. Sustainable 3D printing composites To produce […]

Oak Ridge scientists develop plant based renewable 3D printing material, 100% improvement on ABS

A team from the Materials Science and Technology Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has published a study describing a significantly improved 3D printing material. Writing in the scientific journal Applied Materials Today, the patent-pending process is described as giving “100% improved inter-layer adhesion strength” when 3D printed. Sustainable 3D printing composites To produce […]