Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, and the University of Toledo (UToledo) in Ohio have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreeing to conduct research into the design and manufacturing of advanced materials for the automotive sector.
The two institutions will collaborate to gain new knowledge in the field of high-strength, and lightweight automotive materials. Research will cover areas such as additive manufacturing, monitoring and control systems, and process optimization. ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia comments:
Our researchers push the boundaries of what is possible with materials and advanced manufacturing techniques.
By collaborating with university and industry partners such as the University of Toledo, national laboratories are able to move technologies into the marketplace where they will have the greatest societal impact.
Signing of the MoU between ORNL and The University of Toledo. Photo via University of Toledo
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ORNL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, and conducts scientific programs that focus on materials, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security.
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