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
High Rate and High Performance Joining of Composites Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has experience using microwaves to develop joining of polymeric products. Microwave-based joining of polymeric products has been developed via deposition of an electrically conductive material...
Nanostructured Surface Preparation using Laser Interference Structuring Oak Ridge National Laboratory The laser-assisted interference technique involves two or more beams to create power variation on a surface. Those beams are guided to the sample surface by overlapping each other with defined angles...
Friction Bit Joining Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a unique capability known as friction bit joining (FBJ), a solid-state process for joining dissimilar materials (e.g., aluminum/steel, polymer/steel, or magnesium...
Ultrasonic Welding Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a unique capability for joining similar and/or dissimilar materials known as ultrasonic welding (UW). UW is a solid-state joining process, where high-frequency...
Online Weld Non-Destructive Evaluation using Infrared Thermography Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a unique, non-contact weld inspection technology based on infrared (IR) thermography. Developed to address specific critical demands for online non-destructive...
Adaptive Resistance Welding of Aluminum Alloys Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories has the ability and process understanding to use advanced wave synthesis to generate high direct current (DC) pulses coupled with a frictionless ram system that produces...
Joining, Electron Beam, Laser Beam, and Brazing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides varied capabilities related to materials joining, including microstructural evolution during thermal processing of metals and alloys, kinetics of non-...
Solid-state Joining of Similar and Dissimilar Automotive Sheet Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Integrating state-of-the-art thermal control strategies with patented solid-state joining techniques, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides the largest team of coordinated researchers in...
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...