Metal Additive Manufacturing, ORNL, and Joint Faculty Associate Professor
Dr. Ryan Dehoff is the Thrust Lead for Metal Additive Manufacturing, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He facilitates the development of additive manufacturing of components, utilizing various techniques including electron beam melting, laser metal deposition and ultrasonic additive manufacturing. He is developing processing techniques and exploring new materials via additive manufacturing to improve energy efficiency during component production, decrease material waste, and improve material performance.
Projects include near net shape fabrication of Titanium and nickel base super alloy components using low cost feedstock materials and developing laser processing techniques for forming nanocomposite coatings and bulk components utilizing amorphous based powder materials.