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Oak Ridge Group Leader Says Additive Manufacturing Needs “Moon Shots”


At the recent AMUG conference, Oak Ridge National Lab’s Dr. Lonnie Love stressed the need to commit to bold objectives in order to advance additive manufacturing into realizing the promise it is destined to deliver. Here are some other highlights of the AMUG event.

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