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 37831-6196 US

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Additive manufacturing: Big and going commercial
A demonstration of large-format 3D printing delivers parts for an excavator cab, from CAD data to ready for assembly, in only five hours.

4M, ORNL and RMX Technologies to manufacture low-cost carbon fiber from textile PAN
The project’s objective is to demonstrate that standard modulus carbon fiber can be made from textile grade PAN precursor using less energy and processing time.

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MVP and ORNL install first commercially available medium/large-scale thermoset 3D printer
MVP engaged with ORNL to create a 3D printer capable of printing large-scale thermosets, chemistries that are irreversibly cured from a prepolymer or resin.

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ORNL offering additive manufacturing/composites post-doc
The postdoctoral position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will conduct research in additive manufacturing related to advancement of current technologies, implementation of new processes, and development of material systems.

CAMX 2017: Highlights from the floor
3D printing and nanotechnology developments promise to cut time and cost in composite structures production while recycling and sustainability continue to grow in importance.

CompositesWorld Carbon Fiber 2017 conference highlights

Carbon Fiber 2017 final highlights
Applications and enabling technologies for carbon fiber promise new market penetration – challenges notwithstanding.

Tooling: 3D printing’s “killer app”
If 3D printing can be scaled to make tools for composite auto body panels ... it will be transformative

Coal as an avenue to low-cost carbon fibers
An update on efforts to produce pitch-based fibers from low-cost coal.

Composites and Industry 4.0: Where are we?
As the tide of the Fourth Industrial Revolution rolls in, how will composite manufacturers ride the wave?

IACMI project to focus on recycled fibers in Class A parts
The project, led by BASF, will work to develop materials and process for the use of recycled discontinuous fibers and thermoplastics in an induction heating-based process for the manufacture of Class A automotive body panels.

ORNL compression mold for Ford Motor.

CAMX 2017 preview: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN, US) is showcasing several next-generation manufacturing technologies from the US Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL.

ORNL/US Navy 3D-printed submarine hull demonstrator

Large-format 3D printer builds carbon fiber-reinforced submarine
Oak Ridge National Laboratory teams up with US Navy to 3D-print demonstrator submarine hull for Navy SEALs application.

Preforming goes industrial: Part 2
Automated preforming isn’t only for 2D and 2.5D parts. Innovators are taking successful aim at building 3D preforms at production speeds.

Additive manufacturing and composites: An update
Additive manufacturing has only begun to tap the potential available in the composite industry.

4M completes reverse merger with Woodland Holdings Corp.
4M Industrial Oxidation was created to commercialize exclusively-licensed atmospheric plasma oxidation technology.

IACMI, Local Motors partner on composites development and large-scale additive manufacturing
IACMI’s integration of large-scale additive manufacturing and composite materials for vehicle applications seeks to challenge existing designs and define new components to meet longevity and crash performance requirements.

Techmer PM collaborates with industry partners on 3D-printed tooling technology
Techmer PM custom formulated high-temperature polymer materials with carbon fiber that ORNL used to 3D-print the tools.

Earth Stewardship: The future of composites development
Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnerships holds great promise for advanced composites.

New Harper, ORNL project to focus on carbon fiber production equipment
The project includes analysis of critical processing factors, such as temperature, gas flow and chemical reaction, in carbon fiber production equipment.

CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

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