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New Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory Brochure

Since 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has provided solutions to the nation’s most important national security challenges through innovative...


LLNL finds reason behind defects in 3D printing

High-speed images of a common laser-based metal 3D printing process, coupled with newly updated computer models...



It’s a blast: Imaging high explosive detonators

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and collaborators at Los Alamos National Laboratory (link is external) (LANL) for the first time...


Engineering’s Eric Duoss One of Two LLNL Researchers to Win PECASE Award

Two Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers were among the recipients named by President Obama...


Vincent Tang’s Sensor Work Wins DARPA Award

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (link is external) (DARPA) named Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineer and physicist Vincent Tang as...


3D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated

Members of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Additive Manufacturing Initiative are among a group of researchers who have developed...


Lab wins two regional FLC awards

Two teams of LLNL scientists, supported by a Lab business development executive, have each received regional awards for technology transfer...


Mentoring a New Generation of Data Scientists

The Data Heroes summer intern program began in 2015 as a collaboration between the Engineering and Computation directorates to provide hands-on training and real-world experience...


Monica Moya makes 'Forty Under Forty' list

Research engineer Monica Moya, No. 37, is the principal investigator for a project that uses 3D printing to create tubes made from human...


Going beyond 3D printing to add a new dimension for additive manufacturing

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers has demonstrated the 3D printing of shape-shifting structures...


New study unlocks potential for ultra-lightweight and flexible 3D-printed metallic materials

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have achieved unprecedented scalability in 3D-printed architectures...


'Sky's the limit' for latest graduates of the Laboratory's Machinist Apprentice Program

While he was working as a machinist in Oakland and taking classes at Laney College, Wesley Scoggins wanted to improve...


Lab engineers garner DOE tech transfer awards

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the selection of two proposals...


Putting pressure on 3D-printed structures

Through a series of dynamic compression experiments on additively manufactured (AM) structured lattices...


Deep neural networks bring patterns into focus

With each new version, the typical smartphone’s talking digital assistant seems to get better at recognizing spoken language...


Purpose and sacrifice mark offsite assignment

When Daryl Boyer was asked to lend his technical expertise to help shape the future of the U.S. nuclear deterrent, he knew it meant...


Lawrence Livermore team improves 3-D-printed graphene aerogel supercapacitors

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, along with a team from UC Santa Cruz (UCSC), have devised a method...


LLNL leads test of NYC subway biodefense

Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) researchers took to the New York City subway system May 9-13 to study how a surrogate...


‘Human-on-a-chip’ could replace animal testing

Development of new prescription drugs and antidotes to toxins currently relies extensively on animal testing in the early stages of development, which is not only expensive...


Lawrence Livermore discovery a ‘big step forward’ for metal 3-D printing process

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have taken a major step toward answering a question plaguing a common metal...


Reducing Reliance on Critical Materials

HIGH-TECHNOLOGY products, from car motors to fluorescent lighting, often rely on small amounts of scarce raw materials that possess...


Lab and Las Positas College honor inaugural graduates from veterans engineering program

Two years ago, Las Positas College student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tony Diaz joined the school’s Engineering Technology Program for Veterans...


3D-printed foam outperforms standard materials

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientists have found that 3D-printed foam works better...


Powerful Laser System Improves Experimental Capabilities

Pulsed laser-diode arrays are essential for pumping, or energizing, high-power solid-state lasers for materials processing, defense applications, and scientific...


New gas-signature models can help inspectors locate and identify underground nuclear tests

Through experiments and computer models of gas releases, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have simulated signatures...


New 3D printer unlocks 'mind-blowing' possibilities with electronics manufacturing

Installation of a highly advanced 3D printer for electronics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has opened the door for creating...


Understanding Materials at the Nanoscale

Over the past 60 years, Lawrence Livermore scientists and engineers have successfully found materials solutions to a wide range of challenges...

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Improving Engine Designs with an Ultrafast Code

In pursuing ways to reduce pollution and conserve energy resources, researchers have begun designing more advanced, environmentally friendly...


Researchers 3D print ultralight supercapacitors

For the first time ever, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Santa Cruz have successfully 3D-printed supercapacitors using an...


Advancing next-generation rockets and the engines that power them

FOR more than two decades, Lawrence Livermore researchers have pioneered the use of advanced simulation software and some of the world's most powerful...

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Researchers outline physics of metal 3D printing

While the most common method of metal 3D printing is growing exponentially, moving forward from producing prototypes...


Researchers 3D-print with reactive materials

Reactive composite materials are everywhere, from the life-saving air bags in your car to the dazzling pyrotechnics in Fourth of July...


Engineer develops 'leap forward' with 3D-printer

Lawrence Livermore Lab engineer Bryan Moran wasn't necessarily looking to improve on 3D printing technology when he moved over to Additive...


LLNL wins three R&D 100 awards

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are the recipients of three awards among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide...


Researchers 3D print 'living' blood vessels

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say the precision and 3D structures made possible through bioprinting are enabling them to more effectively reproduce human...


A safety net for women, children experiencing domestic violence, poverty, homelessness

For the past 15 years, Dan Knight, Lawrence Livermore National Lab's deputy associate director for Engineering...


Veteran interns get taste of 'dream' jobs at LLNL

Growing up in Livermore, Frankie Stoneham never pictured herself as an engineer. She didn’t particularly like math and, like many military veterans...


Lab engineer lauded for work with cystic fibrosis

A prominent and influential Bay Area nonprofit that provides funding for cystic fibrosis research recently handed a Lawrence Livermore Lab employee its top award for volunteer work...


Lab hosts 'smart manufacturing' conference

As industries worldwide undergo a sea change spurred by fast-moving technologies, how should society define...


Rise of the SuperTruck

TRACTOR–TRAILER semitrucks burn 36 billion gallons of fuel annually—11 to 12 percent of the U.S.'s total petroleum...


3D-printing device wins tech-transfer award

A 3D-printing device developed by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) optical engineer has garnered a 2015...


LLNL researcher takes aim at solar-cell reliability

A Lawrence Livermore National Lab engineer has been awarded $570,000 through the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative (link is external) to explore spectroscopic technology...


Nonproliferation research nets excellence medal

Anne Harrington, the National Nuclear Security Administration (link is external)'s (NNSA) deputy administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, recently presented the NNSA Excellence Medal to Leon Berzins...


Lawrence Livermore teams up with Autodesk to investigate design of next-generation materials

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a Bay Area company are joining forces to explore...


Light yet Strong

Mechanical properties such as strength and stiffness depend on the base material of which a structure is made...


A Guiding Light for Designer Materials

The ability to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) parts and other components with the utmost precision has always been a necessity...


Lab researchers land geothermal energy award

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory engineers Tom Edmunds and Pedro Sotorrio have been honored...


Lawrence Livermore researchers named senior members by the Optical Society of America

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers Tiziana Bond and Jean Michel Di Nicola were recently named senior members...


11 Lawrence Livermore scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Three Engineering Staff Members: John Elmer, Harry Martz, and Roger Miller are among the newest laboratory DMTS...


Students have a 'mind blowing' day at the Lab

"It was no ordinary day for 20 high school students from Galt High School's Biomedical, Engineering, Science...


The art of hand-polishing precision optics

"Growing up in a household of artists and engineers, Peter Thelin was destined for a career in which artistry...


Researcher receives 'Millennial Leader' award

"Monica Moya, an early career biomedical engineer researcher in the Materials Engineering Division, was recognized with a Millennial Leader Award at...


Despite heavy storms and rough seas, Laboratory team captures missile flight data

"Everything was very successful, but this was the toughest mission we've ever supported." That was the...


First lady recognizes efforts to hire veterans

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) was in the spotlight Thursday at an event celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Joining Forces Initiative...


An Increased Shot Rate at the National Ignition Facility

NESTLED against the eastern slopes of the Livermore Valley lies a one-of-a-kind engineering marvel...


3D-printed aerogels improve energy storage

A new type of graphene aerogel will make for better energy storage, sensors, nanoelectronics, catalysis and separations...


Building the Future

In industries such as aerospace, defense, and medicine, the manufacturing processes and materials used to produce critical components...


Next-Generation Manufacturing for the Stockpile

Weapons refurbishment efforts called life-extension programs (LEPs) enable the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to maintain the nation's nuclear deterrent...


DARPA taps Lab to restore touch to amputees

(DARPA) recently selected Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to join a collaborative research team...


Microcapsules capture carbon safely

Using the same baking soda found in most grocery stores, Lawrence Livermore scientists, along with colleagues from Harvard...


Crystals Go under the Microscope

CRYSTALS have long been admired for their symmetry and regularity...


California employers train service members for advanced manufacturing jobs

California employers have created a pipeline to train and educate active-duty service members and veterans for careers...


Shaking things up for national defense

A team of Lawrence Livermore engineers and scientists, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, helped design and...


Lawrence Livermore scientist develops uncrackable code for nuclear weapons

Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded the 2015 Surety Transformation Initiative (STI) Award from the National...


Researchers develop efficient method to measure residual stress in 3D printed parts

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive...


Vital NIF diagnostic receives upgrade

When the National Ignition Facility's 192 intense laser beams are fired, a series of complex events begins. To capture and measure the vast amount of...


Lawrence Livermore develops infrared camera system to view tokamak from the inside

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers, in collaboration with General Atomics and the University of Arizona, have developed an infrared and visible camera viewing system...


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