FutureView: Oak Ridge National Labratory
The Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps industry adopt new technologies, lower production costs, and create new products. MDF collaborates with manufacturing technology builders and university researchers to build upon new ideas and turn them into commercial success for greater efficiency. Since its inception in 2011, MDF has developed more than 100 systems that include additive manufacturing, CNC machining, hybrid technology, automation, robotics, and CAD-CAM software. The MDF implements the future of manufacturing into today’s factory.