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6/12/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

ORNL To Discuss Large-Part 3D Printing At Amerimold

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Leading research and development lab will discuss advances in large-part 3D printing.

� The 3D-printed Shelby Cobra that debuted at this year’s North American International Auto Show.


The groundbreaking world of additive manufacturing will be a focus at the Amerimold Exposition and Technical Conference taking place June 17-18, 2015, at Rosemont, IL’s Donald E. Stephens Center. During the show, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL, Knoxville, Tenn.) Chad Duty will host complimentary, show floor presentations on Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM).


In his 11th year at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Duty has shifted gears to focus on improving the mechanical performance of polymer-based additive manufactured components and the development of a large-scale system, called Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM), capable of depositing parts 10x larger and 100x faster than current technology.


At Amerimold, Duty will examine the technologies being leveraged and developed at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. In particular, the Big Area Additive Manufacturing machine, which was used to produce the 3D-printed Shelby Cobra that debuted at this year’s North American International Auto Show.


“Chad and his team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are very much at the forefront of not just developing but also applying advanced manufacturing technologies, specifically additive manufacturing, to advance tool and mold manufacturing,” said Dave Necessary, show manager. “We are very excited to offer all Amerimold attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to learn technologies that are being used to take time and take money out of the tool and mold manufacturing process.”


Oak Ridge National Laboratory will exhibit and present at booth 723. Presentations will take place on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and again Thursday, June 18th at 11:00am. A representative from ORNL will also be on-hand to answer questions and discuss BAAM technology.


Registration is still open for Amerimold 2015. Click here to register. 


Presented by Gardner Business Media, in partnership with MoldMaking Technology, Plastics Technology and Modern Machine Shop, Amerimold connects global and domestic technology leaders involved in all aspects of mold manufacturing.