2017 National Rotor Testbed: Using Large-Scale 3D Printing to Test New Wind Blade Designs Southeast

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Large-scale 3D printing is used to create much smaller and cheaper prototypes used for testing new wind blade designs in a more cost-effective manner.Partners included Sandia National Laboratories; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; TPI Composites, Inc. and Wetzel Engineering, Inc.Partners/Honorees:Sandia Lab’s Wind Energy Technologies DepartmentDavid Minster, Joshua Paquette, Brandon Ennis, Chris Kelley, David Maniaci, Jon White, Brian Naughton, Brian ResoreOak Ridge National Laboratory - Brian PostTPI Composites, Inc. -& (more) nbsp;Steve NoletWetzel Engineering, Inc. - Kyle Wetzel (less)