Photo: A huge 3D printer in the process of creating a car body for Local Motors, an automaker with a soon-to-open plant in Knoxville, Tennessee | Local Motors
How Knoxville and its environs became a hotspot for the future of manufacturing
IACMI partner, Local Motors, unveils Olli, a self-driving electric vehicle during its Maryland facility opening this week.
Hundreds gathered for the event, including U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Bruce Andrews. During his speech, he lauded Local Motors’ innovation, IACMI CEO Craig Blue and The Composites Institute (IACMI).
“I am pleased to see Dr. Craig Blue, Chief Executive Officer […]
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which has done intensive research into carbon fiber, has developed a surface preparation method to improve joining the composites with aluminum. The ramifications are potentially far-reaching for high-volume industrial applications.
ORNL came into the national spotlight when it helped make possible Local Motors’ first 3D-printed car. More recently, […]
Elections for the SME, OEM and Premium Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board seats have concluded.
The results are as follows:
The only “car” that most people associate with printers is a “car-tridge” of ink, but may soon change, thanks in part to several UT students.
UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Local Motors, Cincinnati Incorporated, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities teamed up to print a working, drivable car over the weekend at the International Manufacturing […]