Posts tagged with "Engineering"


Former LLNL engineer turned NASA astronaut inspires employees to 'reach for the stars'

Jun. 14, 2018 -  
Growing up in the Central Valley, the son of Mexican migrant farmworkers, José Hernández learned early on that education would be his ticket out of a life toiling in the fields. His journey would lead him to a 15-year career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ), to the zero-gravity of...

Lab scientists help develop new tool for faster, more accurate analysis of chemical bonding

May. 31, 2018 -  
In a development with the potential to enable breakthroughs in lithium-ion batteries and further impact a wide swath of research areas, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) scientists have developed a new open source software application that can, in real-time, compute, analyze and...

LLNL joins effort to 3D print parts for U.S. Navy

May. 29, 2018 -  
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL ) are lending their expertise in metal additive manufacturing to a new collaboration aimed at 3D printing critical replacement parts for the U.S. Navy. The Office of Naval Research recently announced an award of $9 million to fund a...

Nearly completed Advanced Manufacturing Lab opens doors to industry, academia

May. 22, 2018 -  
Representatives from more than 30 companies in the additive manufacturing (3D printing), automotive and aerospace industries got their first glimpse last week at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s ( LLNL ) newest facility, the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory, located in the Livermore Valley...

Additive manufacturing advances K-9 training

Apr. 26, 2018 -  
Additive manufacturing (AM) has gone to the dogs, thanks to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s ( LLNL ’s) new approach to K-9 training materials. The process prints 3D objects that contain trace amounts of nonreactive explosives, resulting in several advantages for K-9s and their handlers...

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,...