Jan. 14, 2020
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Media advisory: LLNL, NNSA to dedicate new Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory

Jeremy Thomas, thomas244 [at] llnl.gov, 925-422-5539

WHO: Leaders from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), industry partner representatives and Laboratory experts in advanced manufacturing and 3D printing.

WHAT: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will host a dedication ceremony and media tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML), a state-of-the-art collaborative facility situated in the recently expanded Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC).

The $10 million, 14,000-square-foot AML is designed to merge LLNL’s science and engineering expertise with academia and industry, creating public-private partnerships that address manufacturing challenges. Through some of the world’s most sophisticated advanced and additive manufacturing (3D printing) equipment, LLNL’s developments in unique materials, lasers and optics, new manufacturing processes and access to the Lab’s unparalleled high-performance computing (HPC) modeling and simulation capabilities, the AML will help LLNL’s private sector collaborators accelerate innovation and reduce production costs and time, while at the same time positively impacting mission-relevant projects in the energy sector, national security and other applications.

The AML, which currently hosts eight industry partners, features a large 5,000-square-foot wet lab for new process development, 3D printing, materials research, chemical work and other activities. A 5,000-square-foot instrument lab contains industrial-sized manufacturing machines, as well as leading-edge metal 3D-printing research systems and nanomanufacturing capabilities. Bisecting the two labs is a viewing corridor allowing visitors to observe ongoing research. The AML also houses a conference room and shared work areas to stimulate collaborative engagements.

The dedication will begin at 10 a.m. in the Lab’s High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC) before moving to the AML facility. Media are invited to attend to hear from leadership from the National Nuclear Security Administration, LLNL and industry guests. The speakers will be followed by a tour of the AML facility, where subject matter experts will discuss ongoing collaborative projects with partners such as General Electric and Aerotech, as well as Bay Area-based companies Vector Atomic and ArtVeoli. Additional opportunities for interviews will be provided on an as-needed basis.

WHEN:

Thursday, Jan. 23

10 a.m. Dedication ceremony, HPCIC Bldg. 6475

11 a.m. Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory tour, Bldg. 655

WHERE:

High Performance Computing Innovation Center, Livermore Valley Open Campus (off Greenville Road).

NOTE: Media must RSVP by Jan. 20. The event is not open to the general public. Media will need to present a valid government-issued ID (drivers’ license, passport etc.) to attend. Parking is available in front of the main HPCIC building (6475) and also near the HPCIC-Annex.