ShAPE™: Energy Efficient Manufacturing of Extraordinary Materials

Read the full story from DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

In 2019, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) awarded Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) $1.8M to develop new ways to manufacture high-performance aluminum alloy tubing with lower embedded energy and improved mechanical properties relative to conventional methods. The process developed by PNNL reduces the cost of advanced and high-strength aluminum alloys, allowing for broader applications throughout the economy.

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