Posts tagged with "Engineering"


Lab scientists successfully print glass optics

Mar. 29, 2018 -  
For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully 3D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market. In a study published in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies , LLNL scientists and...

Learning to fly: Lab-sponsored drone competition engages Cal Poly students

Mar. 12, 2018 -  
The drones whizzed, hovered and soared, racing around a circular “track” and dropping ball-bearings on tarpaulin targets from high above. Four teams, comprised of engineering students from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo were going head-to-head in a Lawrence Livermore National Lab -sponsored Design...

Laboratory researchers join their AI-enabled counterparts for 'collaborative autonomy'

Feb. 20, 2018 -  
A team of firefighters clears a building in a blazing inferno, searching rooms for people trapped inside or hotspots that must be extinguished. Except this isn’t your typical crew. Most apparent is the fact that the firefighters aren’t all human. They’re working side-by-side with artificially...

DOE's HPC4Manufacturing program seeks industry proposals for energy advances

Feb. 1, 2018 -  
The Department of Energy ( DOE ) on Feb. 1 announced up to $3 million will be available to U.S. manufacturers for public/private projects aimed at applying high performance computing to industry challenges for the advancement of energy innovation. The funding represents the latest round of...

Lab unlocks secrets of nanoscale 3D printing

Jan. 3, 2018 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair. The findings,...

LLNL-developed microelectrodes enable automated sorting of neural signals

Dec. 12, 2017 -  
Thin-film microelectrode arrays produced at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have enabled development of an automated system to sort brain activity by individual neurons, a technology that could open the door to recording and analyzing unprecedented amounts of neural signals over time...

Volumetric 3D printing builds on need for speed

Dec. 8, 2017 -  
While additive manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing, is enabling engineers and scientists to build parts in configurations and designs never before possible, the impact of the technology has been limited by layer-based printing methods, which can take up to hours or days to build three...

Lab researchers achieve breakthrough in 3D printed marine grade stainless steel

Oct. 30, 2017 -  
“Marine grade” stainless steel is valued for its performance under corrosive environments and for its high ductility -- the ability to bend without breaking under stress -- making it a preferred choice for oil pipelines, welding, kitchen utensils, chemical equipment, medical implants, engine parts...

LLNL project aims to transform electrical grid resiliency with distributed energy resources

Sep. 28, 2017 -  
In the event of a major earthquake, hurricane or flood, electricity might be lost for days, affecting communications, recovery efforts and people’s lives. Normally, in a large-scale emergency, distributed energy resources (DERs) -- such as the energy produced by solar panels at customers’ homes --...

Lab researchers achieve '4D printed' material

Sep. 13, 2017 -  
For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) researchers have successfully 3D printed composite silicone materials that are flexible, stretchable and possess shape memory behavior, a discovery that could be used to create form-fitting cushioning activated by body heat, such...