The Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory will hold its monthly luncheon lecture meeting on Tuesday.
The meeting will feature speaker Lonnie J. Love, who will discuss the development of 3-D printing and other advanced manufacturing applications at ORNL, a press release said.
“3-D printing, Oak Ridge’s invention, offers a glimpse into the future of manufacturing—a future where previously impossible designs can be printed to order in a matter of hours,” the release said. But there are technical challenges, and Love will discuss how researchers are working hard to overcome these limitations, the release said.
Love earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995. His master’s and bachelor’s degrees are from Old Dominion University in 1990 and 1988, respectively.
Love has been on the research staff at ORNL since 1995, and he has conducted research in human amplification, ship motion compensation, learning control, telerobotics, micro-assembly, and smart and adaptive fluidic systems. He is the group leader of ORNL’s Automation, Robotics, and Manufacturing Group. Love was ORNL’s 2009 Inventor of the year.
The meeting starts at 11 a.m. with socializing and coffee at the University of Tennessee Resource Center at 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike. It is open to the public. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., and the lecture begins at noon.