Posts tagged with "additive manufacturing"

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...

NIF technology could revolutionize 3D printing

May. 25, 2017 -  
A technology originally developed to smooth out and pattern high-powered laser beams for the National Ignition Facility ( NIF ) can be used to 3D print metal objects faster than ever before, according to a new study by Lawrence Livermore researchers. A team of Lab scientists report the findings in...

Lawrence Livermore reinventing metal 3D printing with new direct writing process

Mar. 30, 2017 -  
Metal 3D printing has enormous potential to revolutionize modern manufacturing. However, the most popular metal printing processes, which use lasers to fuse together fine metal powder, have their limitations. Parts produced using selective laser melting (SLM) and other powder-based metal techniques...
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‘Science On Screen’ series returns to Modesto

Feb. 10, 2017 -  
LIVERMORE, California -- Now in its third year, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is once again partnering with the State Theatre in Modesto to bring " Science on Screen " to the theater one Saturday a month from February through April. Science on Screen is a free, educational program...

3D-printed foam outperforms standard materials

Apr. 27, 2016 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientists have found that 3D-printed foam works better than standard cellular materials in terms of durability and long-term mechanical performance. Foams, also known as cellular solids, are an important class of materials with applications...

Researchers outline physics of metal 3D printing

Jan. 14, 2016 -  
While the most common method of metal 3D printing is growing exponentially, moving forward from producing prototypes to manufacturing critical parts will be possible only by reaching a fundamental understanding of the complex physics behind the process, according to a new paper authored by Lawrence...

Researchers 3D-print with reactive materials

Dec. 16, 2015 -  
Reactive composite materials are everywhere, from the life-saving air bags in your car to the dazzling pyrotechnics in Fourth of July fireworks. But one of the main drawbacks to using these materials has been the unpredictability of their reactions. Historically, the way to alter the performance in...
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Lawrence Livermore teams up with Autodesk to investigate design of next-generation materials

Aug. 17, 2015 -  
Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Bay Area company are joining forces to explore how design software can accelerate innovation for three-dimensional printing of advanced materials. Under an 18-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), LLNL will...

3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

Apr. 22, 2015 -  
A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have made graphene aerogel microlattices with an engineered architecture via a 3D printing technique known as direct ink...
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America Makes taps Lawrence Livermore, GE to develop open source algorithms for 3D printing

Mar. 13, 2015 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – General Electric ( GE ) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recently received $540,000 to develop open-source algorithms that will improve additive manufacturing of metal parts. The award is from America Makes , the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation...