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Catching energy-exploration caused earthquakes before they happen

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Geoscientists at Sandia National Laboratories used 3D-printed rocks and an advanced, large-scale computer model of past earthquakes to understand and prevent earthquakes triggered by energy exploration. Injecting water underground after unconventional oil and gas extraction, commonly known as fracking, geothermal energy stimulation and carbon dioxide sequestration all can trigger earthquakes. Of course, […]

Sandia’s robotic work cell conducts high-throughput testing ‘in an instant’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Today with 3D printing you can make almost anything in a matter of hours. However, making sure that part works reliably takes weeks or even months. Until now. Sandia National Laboratories has designed and built a six-sided work cell, similar to a circular desk, with a commercial robot at its center that […]

Sandia team designs in a new way for additive manufacturing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Sandia National Laboratories team built a telescope to demonstrate how to design for additive manufacturing, familiarly known as 3D printing, to take advantage of the technique’s strengths and weaknesses. Sandia’s three-year Laboratory Directed Research and Development project proved the feasibility of using additive manufacturing as an entirely new design tool, vastly […]