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Since its inception in 2015, the world-class computation capabilities and expertise at the national laboratories have addressed problems in steel and aluminum manufacture, jet turbine design and manufacture, advanced materials for light weighting and high temperature, high corrosion applications, chemical processing and many more topic areas.

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Participating Labs

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132

Projects Awarded

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$39.3 million

Funds Invested

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650 million

Computer Core Hours

Next Generation Additive Manufacturing

Livermore Lab is working with Seurat Technologies to model a faster laser powder bed manufacturing process and bring it to market.

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Improved Aluminum Ingot Casting

Livermore Lab is working with Arconic to model Aluminum ingot casting and reduce cracking that leads to product rejection.

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Next-Generation LEDs

Livermore Lab is working with light-emitting-diode (LED) manufacturer SORAA to create a new computer model of the company’s research-scale process for growing gallium nitride (GaN) crystals.

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Energy Efficiency in Paper Processing

Agenda 2020 partnered with Livermore and Berkeley labs to optimize one of the most energy-intensive steps in the papermaking process—drying the wet paper pulp.

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Reducing Glass Fiber Breakage

PPG Industries is working with Livermore Lab to use supercomputers to modify the process of converting molten glass to solid fiber to reduce breakage and increase yields.

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Optimizing Lightweight Materials

Livermore Lab is working with the LIFT consortium to develop methods for predicting the behavior of new lightweight materials for automobiles and aircraft.

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Glass Furnace Model Enhancement

Livermore Lab is working with Vitro Glass Company to provide fast, accurate, and real-time process control in plate glass manufacturing.

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Improve Water Evaporation Processes

Livermore Lab is working with Zoom Essence to help improve the design of spray dryers to increase energy efficiency.

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