ORNL is collaborating with equipment manufacturers and end users to advance state-of-the-art technologies and revolutionize the way products are designed and built using additive manufacturing technology. Drawing on its close ties with industry and world-leading capabilities in materials development, characterization, and processing, ORNL is creating an unmatched environment for breakthroughs in additive manufacturing. This tour will showcase equipment and capabilities for metal and polymer depositions. See http://web.ornl.gov/sci/manufacturing/research/additive/ for more information. Part of ORNL, but located in Hardin Valley, in west Knoxville.
The center is an internationally recognized research facility for the discovery, synthesis, and characterization of new materials for use in radiation detection. Their mission is to develop new scintillation materials that will transform the next generation of gamma ray, x-ray and neutron detectors. New radiation detectors continue to be a critical need in medical imaging systems, homeland security inspection and monitoring systems, neutron and high-energy particle physics experiments and remote exploration for new energy resources. This tour will highlight crystal growth and characterization methods. See http://www.engr.utk.edu/smrc/ for more information. Located on the University of Tennessee Campus.