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New research collaboration to advance efforts to 3D print with wood products

Source | The University of Maine A new research collaboration between the University of Maine (Orono, Maine, U.S.) Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.) aims to advance efforts to 3D print with wood products. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Angus King (Maine) joined Daniel Simmons, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as leaders from UMaine and ORNL in Washington, D.C., May 2 to announce the launch of the large-scale, bio-based additive manufacturing program. The ORNL and UMaine research team will work with the forest products industry to produce new bio-based materials that will be conducive to 3D printing a variety of products, such as boat hull molds, shelters, building components, tooling for composites and wind blades. They also will position the industry […]


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