Want to Learn More about Additive Manufacturing in Moldmaking?

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to present “Big Area Additive Manufacturing” at Amerimold 2015. Leading research and development lab will discuss advances in large-part 3D printing.

Amerimold 2015 has announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Dr. Chad Duty will host complimentary, show floor presentations on “Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM)” at next week’s Amerimold Exposition and Technical Conference taking place June 17-18, 2015, at Rosemont, IL’s Donald E. Stephens Center.

In his eleventh year at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Chad 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, Dr. 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 with exhibit and present at booth 723. Presentations will take place on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:00am and 2:00pm 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 open for Amerimold 2015. For more information on registering, please visit www.amerimoldexpo.com