July 2017

Driving the future of manufacturing: Knoxville area poised to play key role in next-generation vehicle production

2017-08-30T15:39:32+00:00

Source (story and photo) Nashville Post

Author Peter Chawaga

Far from Silicon Valley’s hotbed of digital disruption, an East Tennessee city has become the seemingly unlikely home for technological firsts in auto manufacturing.

Specifically, Phoenix-based motor vehicle manufacturing company Local Motors has chosen Knoxville as a site for a “microfactory” that will […]

Driving the future of manufacturing: Knoxville area poised to play key role in next-generation vehicle production 2017-08-30T15:39:32+00:00

December 2016

3D printing: East Tennessee’s next manufacturing boon

2017-01-19T05:38:54+00:00

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

Source: Curbed.com

How Knoxville and its environs became a hotspot for the future of manufacturing

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3D printing: East Tennessee’s next manufacturing boon 2017-01-19T05:38:54+00:00

June 2016

Local Motors Opens New Facility in Maryland, Craig Blue and IACMI lauded during event

2017-01-19T05:38:58+00:00

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 […]

Local Motors Opens New Facility in Maryland, Craig Blue and IACMI lauded during event 2017-01-19T05:38:58+00:00

Multi-material innovation from IACMI partner, ORNL

2017-01-19T05:38:58+00:00

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, […]

Multi-material innovation from IACMI partner, ORNL 2017-01-19T05:38:58+00:00

May 2016

Election Results Are In!

2016-05-26T18:18:34+00:00

Election Results for IACMI’s Advisory Boards

Elections for the SME, OEM and Premium Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board seats have concluded.

The results are as follows:

Tom Drye (TechmerES) has been elected to represent small and medium enterprises on the Board of Directors.

Peter Hedger Jr. (MVP) has been elected to represent small and medium enterprises on the […]

Election Results Are In! 2016-05-26T18:18:34+00:00

April 2016

Craig Blue Keynote Speaker at SHYFT Design + Innovation Conference

2017-01-19T05:38:59+00:00

IACMI CEO, Craig Blue delivered a keynote speech at the SHYFT Design + Innovation 2016 Conference hosted by Techmer PM in Chattanooga, TN. SHYFT is an independent community focused on cultivating relationships and engagement within the research, development, innovation, and design communities.

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Craig Blue Keynote Speaker at SHYFT Design + Innovation Conference 2017-01-19T05:38:59+00:00

September 2014

Engineering Students Help ORNL, Local Motors Print Drivable 3D Car

2017-01-19T05:39:09+00:00

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 […]

Engineering Students Help ORNL, Local Motors Print Drivable 3D Car 2017-01-19T05:39:09+00:00