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Tour the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (Knoxville, TN)

*One submission per class per semeter.*

Owning/Managing Organization:
Oak Ridge National Lab

Program Description
The Department of Energy’s first Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, established at ORNL, helps industry adopt new manufacturing technologies to reduce life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions, lower production cost, and create new products and opportunities for high-paying jobs.

Time Details: 

Half day

People Details: 

Class field trip or small groups.

For general information regarding our research, technologies, capabilities, and facilities or to report broken links, contact manufacturing@ornl.gov.

Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

2370 Cherahala Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37932

Please note, the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility is directly behind the National Transportation Research Center, if you have questions regarding directions or parking please contact Rita Ayers at 865-946-3096.

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Submission Details: 

One submission per class per year

Outcome of the Activity: 

Students have the opportunity to explore both additive and composite manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing: Drawing on its close ties with industry and world-leading capabilities in materials development, characterization, and processing, ORNL is creating an unmatched environment for breakthroughs in both metal and polymer additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.

Composite Manufacturing: New, innovative manufacturing processes for low-cost precursor development and conversion technologies hold the key to reducing carbon fiber cost for energy applications. Similarly, innovative performance-focused materials and processes can potentially drive significant performance improvements for national security applications.

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