Argonne National Laboratory Joins National Consortium to Advance 3-D Printing
Argonne National Laboratory is proud to announce a new partnership with America Makes. Argonne, through its research access hub Nano Design Works, joined America Makes in June and will attend the America Makes Technical Review & Exchange (TRX) on July 19-21, 2016, at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY.
America Makes is a national accelerator for additive manufacturing and 3-D printing as well as the flagship Institute for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).
Argonne is expanding its additive manufacturing research with new projects analyzing metal AM laser sintering microstructure formation and creating models of the microstructure formation to accelerate the optimization of additive manufacturing in U.S. economy. Argonne’s suite of cutting-edge research tools, expertise, and diverse research staff will be joining the America Makes community of more than 150 members who represent academia, industry, non-profits, and governments.
Scientists at Argonne are partnering with industry and other government agencies to conduct research including powder aging and deposition melt studies using hard X-rays, and the development of reduced order models used for process control. These studies will help
find solutions to top challenges in additive manufacturing including:
- Benchmarking of materials and processes,
- Improving reproducibility,
- Defect elimination and high reproducibility rates of parts,
- Reduction of high levels of waste, and
- Corrosion control.
NDW opens the doors to a host of tools all in one location.
- Multi-million dollar scientific user facilities specializing in X-ray imaging, high-performance computing, and nanomaterial,
- Best-in-in class facilities for materials synthesis, characterization, predictive modeling, and fabrication,
- Prototyping, verification and scale-up facilities, and
- A variety of early-stage technology that can be developed to meet company and consumer needs.
Visit NDW at http://nanoworks.anl.gov/