Encouraging The Broader Adoption of Additive Manufacturing
GE Additive has entered into a five-year cooperative research and development agreement with the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The agreement focuses on processes, materials and software to drive industrialization and encourage the broader adoption of additive manufacturing technology.
Patrol boat created in 72 hours by 3D printer
The new 3D printer is designed to print objects as long as 100 feet by 22 feet wide by 10 feet high, and can print at 500 pounds per hour. The one-of-a-kind printer will support several ambitious initiatives, including development of biobased feedstocks using cellulose derived from wood resources, and rapid prototyping of civilian, defense and infrastructure applications.
General Graphene Corporation
The company founded in 2014 using technology developed at ORNL in the US
Right electrolyte doubles material's ability to store energy
Scientists have discovered a way to improve the energy density of promising energy-storage materials, conductive two-dimensional ceramics called MXenes.
USA DOE launches lithium ion battery recycling R&D Centre: ReCell
The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications, including the growing electric and hybrid vehicle industry. But the technologies to optimize recycling of these batteries has not kept pace.
120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles
Researchers have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and a big step toward charging times that rival the speed and convenience of a gas station fill-up.
Manganese may finally solve hydrogen fuel cells' catalyst problem
Manganese is known for making stainless steel and aluminum soda cans. Now, researchers say the metal could advance one of the most promising sources of renewable energy: hydrogen fuel cells.
New material, manufacturing process, uses sun's heat for cheaper power
Researchers have developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to use solar power - as heat energy - more efficient in generating electricity.
Safer, more efficient rechargeable batteries
Materials scientists have sussed out the physical phenomenon underlying the promising electrical properties of a class of materials called superionic crystals. A better understanding of such materials could lead to safer and more efficient rechargeable batteries than the current standard-bearer of lithium ion.
Lithium-ion batteries can't catch fire because they harden on impact
Lithium-ion batteries commonly used in consumer electronics are notorious for bursting into flame when damaged or improperly packaged. Inspired by the weird behavior of some liquids that solidify on impact, researchers have developed a practical and inexpensive way to help prevent these fires.
Front Edge Technology
Front Edge Technology (FET) develops a LiPON-based NanoEnergy product for micro power applications.
Ilika is a public company that focuses on innovative approaches for technology accelerated innovation. They are affiliated to the University of Southampton in the UK and have worked in the development of solid state batteries.
They have collaborated with Toyota in SSB material developments.
World's first medium/large-scale 3D thermoset printer
Magnum Venus Products, in partnership with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, installed the first commercially available medium/large-scale thermoset 3D printer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility in Tennessee.