LightMAT Capabilities

The LightMAT resource network contains capabilities from the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory system. This search function enables you to view and filter these capabilities within LightMAT.
 
Many of the capabilities listed on this page are user facilities managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Each user facility has established processes for submitting a proposal and gaining access. Visit http://science.energy.gov/user-facilities/user-resources/getting-started for more information.

Capability National Lab Description
Predictive Engineering Tools for Injection-molded Long-fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL's capability allows for integrated use of state-of-the-art processes and constitutive models to calculate tensile and flexural stiffness properties of injection-molded long-fiber...
Solid-state Joining of Similar and Dissimilar Automotive Sheet Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Integrating state-of-the-art thermal control strategies with patented solid-state joining techniques, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides the largest team of coordinated researchers in...
Non-destructive Sheet Metal Inspection Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability contains eddy current electrical conductivity and flaw detector and ultrasound flaw, corrosion, and thickness detect sensors. Before or after sheet metal forming and heat treatment,...
Predicting the Formability of Lightweight Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated experience in predicting formability of lightweight alloys, including magnesium sheet. A heated limiting dome height (LDH)...
Superplastic and Hot Gas Forming of Lightweight Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated experience in developing the alloys, thermomechanical processing, die design, and forming process parameters used in...
Integrated Forming Process Simulations-From Edge Preparation to Stretching and Hole Expansion Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides an integrated manufacturing process simulation capability that can be used to predict the edge formability and hole expansion ratio for polycrystalline...
Sheet Metal Formability Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Forming limit diagram (FLD) is an important tool to ascertain if a given sheet metal can be formed into a particular geometry. Formability of sheet metals can be influenced by material variables (...
Prototype Extrusion of Light Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a unique capability to extrude powder, flake, and solid billets of novel alloys and composites. Extrusions on the order of 0.4- to...
Sheet Metal Tribology Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Formability of sheet metals is influenced by the friction between the sheet and dies, which, in turn, depend upon factors such as lubricant, temperature, pressure, sheet and die surface finish, etc....
High Strain Rate Forming, Testing and Processing Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory comprises sheet metal forming, tension/compression testing, and solid-state joining, all performed at high strain rates. These tests are...