R&D Deep Dive Webinar Series
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is hosting a series of R&D Deep Dive webinars to share updates on tools, analysis, and emerging technologies to advance marine energy as well as next generation hydropower and pumped storage systems.
These webinars will feature WPTO technology managers, National Laboratory research experts, and other partners, and will highlight WPTO's research and development efforts for the hydropower and marine energy industries. These webinars are an opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback on tool developments, learn about the latest water power research findings, and get trained up on new resources available to support water power technology development. Each webinar presentation will close with a Q&A.
Webinar #3 - Friday, April 9, 2021 | 1-2 pm ET
Many marine energy systems designers and developers are beginning to implement composite materials into the load-bearing structures of their devices, but traditional mold-making costs for composite prototyping are disproportionately high and lead times can be long. Furthermore, established molding techniques for marine energy structures generally require many manufacturing steps, such as secondary bonding and tooling. This webinar explores the possibilities of additively manufactured composite molds and how they can be used to reduce costs and lead times through novel design features and processes for marine energy composite structures.
- Summary of Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Composites Testing at Montana State University, Online, 26 March 2021