LightMAT Capabilities

The LightMAT resource network contains capabilities from the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory system. This search function enables you to view and filter these capabilities within LightMAT.
 
Many of the capabilities listed on this page are user facilities managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Each user facility has established processes for submitting a proposal and gaining access. Visit http://science.energy.gov/user-facilities/user-resources/getting-started for more information.

Capability National Lab Description
Additively Manufactured High Performance Carbon Fiber Composites Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL has developed a capability for additively manufacturing carbon fiber thermoset composites via direct ink writing micro-extrusion technology. LLNL can control fiber placement in 2.5 dimensions...
Alloy Formulation and Processing National Energy Technology Laboratory NETL uses computational methods in alloy design, melting, casting, heat treating and deformation processing. Melt processing methods employed include induction melting (air & vacuum), vacuum arc...
Casting and Modeling Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL Casting and Modeling capabilities include:Liquid metal processing (casting):Two air induction furnaces for melting and casting ferrous and nickel-based alloyOne resistance furnace for casting...
Polymer & Composite Material Development and Additive Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL is on the forefront of polymer and composite materials research and additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities. The collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing...
Powder Metallurgy Capability Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL's Powder Metallurgy Capability features: laser particle size distribution measurement, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area determination, spray drying, vibratory screening, glove box...
Top-down Design and Processing of Light Weight Alloys Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Large volume manufacturing of complex geometry components such as cylinder heads, engine block and turbo charger compressor impellers require castable ligh weight alloys that retain mechanical...
Synthesis, Processing/Manufacturing Capability, and Characterization Expertise in Polymer Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has extensive capabilities relevant to synthesis of novel polymers, reactive extrusion, molding, and characterization. Synthesis usually is done in small (0.25 L) to bench-scale (2 L) batch...
Transportation and High Volume Composite Materials Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL's integrated composite materials manufacturing capability incorporates materials and processing research and development via prototypical parts, components, and system demonstration.
Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-molded Long-fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL's capability allows for integrated use of state-of-the-art processes and constitutive models to calculate tensile and flexural stiffness properties of injection-molded long-fiber...
Morphological Analysis and Synthesis of Light Alloy Interior and Surface Structure Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory can perform morphological analysis of industrial surfaces, including aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys, with the ultimate goal of providing surface representations....
Casting Foundry Aluminum Alloy Design Idaho National Laboratory At a customer's request, Idaho National Laboratory can design novel foundry aluminum alloys that possess excellent castability, molten metal fluidity, resistance to hot solidification cracking,...
Aluminum Alloy Phase Equilibria, Thermodynamic Properties, and Microstructure Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory has the required computational tools and expertise (VASP, LAMMPS, GIBBS, PHONON, THERMO-CALC, DICTRA, and PRISMA) that enable designing different aluminum alloy tempers for...
Tramonto, an Open-source Code for Modeling Complex Fluids at Interfaces Sandia National Laboratories Tramonto is a code developed at SNL to solve classical density functional theories in three dimensions. These theories are used for predicting the structure and properties of fluids at the nanoscale...
Metalcasting Oak Ridge National Laboratory Casting codes and thermophysical property measurements instruments include:Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) model for property estimationDual-push-dilatometer for mushy zone density...
Multiscale Process Modeling of Bulk Nanolaminates Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational models at Los Alamos National Laboratory can help guide the design of processing pathways for making stable bulk nanolaminate microstructures with tailored properties. The current model...
High Energy X-ray Diffraction with Crystal Plasticity Modeling Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High Energy X-ray Diffraction with Crystal Plasticity Modeling, or HEXRD-CP, is a computational tool for interpreting high-energy x-ray diffraction results and characterizing individual phase...
Phase-field Models for Microstructure Evolution Predictions Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The phase-field model (PFM) approach is a computational tool of predicting materials microstructure and property evolution under different thermal mechanical processes based on thermodynamic and...
Integrated Welding to Performance Simulations for Dissimilar Metals Joints Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offers an integrated manufacturing process simulation capability that can be used to predict the effects of different joining parameters on joint strength and...
Integrated Forming Process Simulations-From Edge Preparation to Stretching and Hole Expansion Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides an integrated manufacturing process simulation capability that can be used to predict the edge formability and hole expansion ratio for polycrystalline...
Sheet Metal Formability Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Forming limit diagram (FLD) is an important tool to ascertain if a given sheet metal can be formed into a particular geometry. Formability of sheet metals can be influenced by material variables (...