Chat with the engineers who work hard to help you work smarter! World-renown researchers Thomas Kurfess, Ph.D. and Lonnie J. Love, Ph.D. join us from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Charged with ensuring our country’s manufacturing sector thrives, Kurfess and Love are blazing new trails by asking “what if” questions and whittling away the kinks in the last step of manufacturing technology products before market. This conversation is your chance to hear about the transformative technologies emerging within the industry; pose questions about how their research can help your business; and gain insight into their technology assessment strategies. These guys aren’t just INTELLIGENT…they’re practical, approachable, and witty.
January Focus: Imagine using additive manufacturing at its permanent site to lay concrete to build the tower of a wind turbine. Hear firsthand how ORNL’s manufacturing technology team is developing a novel, large-scale, rapidly deployable 3D printing system, named the Sky Big Area Additive Manufacturing (SkyBAAM), to be a fieldable concrete deposition machine with pick and place abilities enabling quick, low-cost and full-scale, automated construction of buildings.
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