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Title: Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing for Low Cost Small-Scale Wind Turbine Manufacturing

Abstract

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility worked with XZERES Wind to fabricate small (in comparison to traditional wind energy systems) wind turbine blades using large-scale polymer additive manufacturing (AM). The results of this project showed promise for the use of AM in the production of small wind energy systems. Although, the large-scale polymer AM systems available for this project proved to be too large for this application, ORNL and XZERES Wind were able to prove that AM is a viable opportunity to improve small wind turbine blades.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1493993
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2018/1015
CRADA/NFE-18-07065
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Post, Brian K., Chesser, Phillip C., Roschli, Alex C., Love, Lonnie J., and Gaul, Katherine T. Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing for Low Cost Small-Scale Wind Turbine Manufacturing. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1493993.
Post, Brian K., Chesser, Phillip C., Roschli, Alex C., Love, Lonnie J., & Gaul, Katherine T. Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing for Low Cost Small-Scale Wind Turbine Manufacturing. United States. doi:10.2172/1493993.
Post, Brian K., Chesser, Phillip C., Roschli, Alex C., Love, Lonnie J., and Gaul, Katherine T. Mon . "Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing for Low Cost Small-Scale Wind Turbine Manufacturing". United States. doi:10.2172/1493993. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1493993.
@article{osti_1493993,
title = {Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing for Low Cost Small-Scale Wind Turbine Manufacturing},
author = {Post, Brian K. and Chesser, Phillip C. and Roschli, Alex C. and Love, Lonnie J. and Gaul, Katherine T.},
abstractNote = {Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility worked with XZERES Wind to fabricate small (in comparison to traditional wind energy systems) wind turbine blades using large-scale polymer additive manufacturing (AM). The results of this project showed promise for the use of AM in the production of small wind energy systems. Although, the large-scale polymer AM systems available for this project proved to be too large for this application, ORNL and XZERES Wind were able to prove that AM is a viable opportunity to improve small wind turbine blades.},
doi = {10.2172/1493993},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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