Chattanooga Engineers Club

CEC Virtual Tour of ORNL

  • 22 Mar 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • online

Chattanooga Engineers Club 

A joint meeting with ASME and ASQ Chattanooga Sections

Monday, March 22, 12 noon

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is home to one-of-a-kind scientific research facilities and hosts a spectrum of visitors, including those from the research community, industry partners, and college and K-12 students. In an average year, thousands of people tour the lab.

In 2020, after in-person tours were suspended, ORNL added virtual scientist visits to virtual tours.  The site tours include multiple views to show floor plans, rotating interior views and 360-degree navigation.

Our tour guide and presenter will be Jeff Cornett, Manager of Industrial Partnership and Economic Development.  Jeff will take us through three (or two) operations depending on time.

·  Manufacturing Demonstration Facility: Inside this DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy user facility, see machine tooling in action and the large-scale additive manufacturing system that made the 3D-printed Shelby Cobra. Learn how researchers are advancing real time characterization to produce perfect parts and view MedUSA, a hybrid manufacturing machine.

·  National Transportation Research Center: At this DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy user facility, learn how wireless charging technology and sophisticated power electronics are developed and evaluated. See a variety of engines used in research to evaluate new fuels, reduce emissions, and maximize fuel efficiency, as well as research platforms for advancing connected and automated vehicle technologies.

·  Spallation Neutron Source: Explore three floors of this DOE Office of Science user facility filled with state-of-the-art instruments dedicated to neutron scattering experiments. The accelerator-based system delivers proton pulses to a steel target filled with liquid mercury through a process called spallation. Those neutrons are then directed toward instruments that provide a variety of capabilities to researchers across a broad range of disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science.

You are in for a very special treat!

Please register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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