Arcam and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, US, has signed a co-operation agreement under which the parties will facilitate the introduction of Arcam’s EBM technology to US industry through a Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF).
ORNL purchased its first Arcam EBM system in 2009. Since that time ORNL and Arcam have worked together to create opportunities for US industry to adopt Arcam’s EBM technology to meet emerging advanced manufacturing challenges. Under a newly installed (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) Arcam and ORNL will deepen their collaboration to advance Arcam’s unique technology to bring even greater advanced manufacturing benefit to US industries. As part of this agreement Arcam intends to locate an application development center at ORNL to support US industry application development.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. ORNL’s mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security, and in doing so create economic opportunity for the United States. ORNL’s scientific programs focus on materials, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. ORNL has more than 800 on-going industry partnerships, hosts more than 30,000 visitors annually, and is DOE’s premier energy and materials national laboratory.
- As a manufacturer of production equipment for the industries of the future we are glad to work closely with renowned team at ORNL creating a stronghold for a wider introduction of EBM technology to US industry, says Magnus René, CEO at Arcam.
- With this collaboration with Arcam, we see exciting new opportunities to fulfill our mission to support US industry in their quest for growth through advanced manufacturing technology, says Craig Blue, Program Director for Advanced Manufacturing and Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory