June 4 – 6, 2019 | Edmonton EXPO Centre | Edmonton, Alberta
Featured Speaker Dr. Lonnie Love, FSME, Corporate Fellow / Group Leader, Manufacturing Systems Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Lonnie Love, FSME
Corporate Fellow / Group Leader, Manufacturing Systems Research Group
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Additive manufacturing has generated a great deal of interest making it difficult to discern hype from reality. Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) is a public/private partnership focused on identifying and demonstrating high impact industrial applications of additive manufacturing. We will describe recent technological advances that are radically changing the additive manufacturing industry. Specifically, we will describe technological advances that directly impact the economics of additive enabling the development of microfactories where locally sourced materials can be transformed to locally manufactured products. Two examples are auto and wind turbine manufacturing.
Lonnie Love, Ph.D., is a Corporate Fellow and Group Leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Systems Research Group. He is the project lead for the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) program at ORNL that is focusing on large scale, high speed composite additive manufacturing that is now being commercialized by Cincinnati Incorporated. His team has demonstrated the technology on a number of high profile projects including the first 3D printed car (the Strati with Local Motors), the printed Cobra for the Department of Energy as well as high speed, low cost tooling for Boeing and Ford. Lonnie is a Fellow of SME, was ORNL’s 2014 Distinguished Research Scientist, 2009 Inventor of the year, has over 30 patents and invention disclosures and 125 peer reviewed publications. He serves on the scientific advisory board for NSF’s Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power.