Oak Ridge National Laboratory will show off an assortment of 3D-printed objects, including a submarine, nuclear micro-reactor parts and a turbine blade, Tuesday morning during a tour by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, according to a news release.
The reactor parts will be the first 3D-printed pieces used in a nuclear reactor, the announcement said.
The laboratory is hosting the Department of Energy’s third InnovationXLab, focusing on advanced manufacturing. Various DOE officials were scheduled to speak during the Advanced Manufacturing Summit.
Summit participants include representatives from the 17 national laboratories, private companies, government officials, investors, universities and others working on energy efficiency, according to a DOE announcement.