Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The laboratory's carbon fiber work is focused on reducing production cost of industrial-grade carbon fiber to enable widespread deployment in high-volume, cost-sensitive energy applications.

1 Bethel Valley Rd.
PO Box 2008, MS-6196
Oak Ridge, TN 37831 US

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Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2
IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on IACMI’s role in improving composites’ recyclability and reusability.

Volkswagen, ORNL, UT collaborate on innovation hub
Initial work at Volkswagen’s first North American innovation hub will focus on developing composite vehicle components and electrification of vehicles.

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2020)
In the boatbuilding and marine markets, the increasing size and number of outboards per boat is driving the need for reduced weight in composite hulls and decks.

ORNL, AddUp collaborate on additive manufacturing for tooling applications
As part of an R&D agreement, AddUp and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing industrial laser powder bed fusion technology for complex tooling.

IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.

University of Tennessee adds advanced manufacturing certificate
Available in-person or online, the advanced manufacturing program will begin offering classes in January 2020.

Carbon fiber/epoxy for automotive mass reduction, mass production
IACMI precompetitive research explores carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg, SMC with novel matrix for structural passenger-car applications.

UMaine Composites Center's 3D printer named world's largest
The university now holds world records for the largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object and largest 3D-printed boat.

CAMX 2019 technical paper, poster session award winners announced
The award winners include researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Research Council Canada, Mitsubishi Electric and several U.S. university programs.

Additive manufacturing reimagined: large-scale, fiber-reinforced thermoset printing
ORNL, MVP and Polynt-Reichhold launch world’s first commercially available, large-scale thermoset composite additive manufacturing machine and reactive print material.

Carbon Fiber conference 2019

Carbon Fiber 2019 registration now open
The Carbon Fiber conference will take place Nov. 19-21, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.

3D printing

New research collaboration to advance efforts to 3D print with wood products
The ORNL and UMaine research team will work with the forest products industry to produce new bio-based materials that will be conducive to 3D printing a variety of products.

coal carbon fiber precursor

Research of developing coal, oil into low-cost carbon fiber advances
Western Research Institute and academic and industry partners advance into the second year of a research project to turn coal, crude oil and biomass into low-cost carbon fiber.

carbon fiber LT simulation

Harper, Oak Ridge National Labs progress in carbon fiber simulation joint project
The companies have completed the first phase of the joint project, developing a computational model for low-temperature pre-carbonization furnaces.

3D printing

ORNL develops lignin-based composite 3D printing material
Researchers have found that combining lignin with nylon yields a composite with increased room temperature stiffness and decreased melt viscosity.

CAMX 2018 Large-scale Thermoset 3D Printing

CAMX 2018: Big changes coming
3D printing goes thermoset, pultrusion aims at automotive, a polyester resin with Tg>250°C and much more from the Dallas exhibit floor.

Musings on my first CAMX
Insights and inspiration from the 2018 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo which was held in Dallas, TX, US last week. 

chopped recycled carbon fiber

IACMI consortium aims to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg scrap
Carbon fiber recycling start up Vartega leads a project to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg manufacturing scrap for use in new automotive applications.

composites and advanced materials

2018 CAMX Award finalists announced
The winning entries will be announced and presented during the General Session at CAMX on Tuesday, Oct.16 in Dallas, TX, US.

large 3D printer

Ingersoll showcases 3D printed winglet layup tool at IMTS
The part was printed with large 3D printing technology developed by Ingersoll Machine Tools and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

advanced composites manufacturing

IACMI and ORNL showcase additive manufacturing advancements at IMTS
Demonstration followed the journey of an additively manufactured metal die as it was 3D printed, machined and used to mold advanced composite parts.

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