Oak Ridge MDF Tour

This tour will involve a walk-through of the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Tour Information:

Image of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility in Knoxville, TN which shows large ware-house facility with numerous large robotic-like machines. The floor is a light colored wood and the ceiling is while with bright long lights.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a DOE user facility which facilitates the rapid adoption of advanced manufacturing techniques to enhance U.S. workforce competitiveness. While touring the facility, visitors will see equipment and projects related to several R&D areas including:
  • polymers and composites
  • large-scale metal
  • metal powder systems
  • hybrid systems
  • metrology and characterization
  • manufacturing analytics and simulation, researchers 

Important Notice:

Closed toed shoes are required when touring the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. Food and drink are not permitted. 


Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2350 Cherahala Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37932

Directions for how to get to the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility can be found under the Attendee Information web page


The tour will take place from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm on Thursday, September 12.

Registration and Identification 

In order to attend the tour, we ask that attendees check the box for the tour during registration. There is no additional fee to attend, but attendees must register in advance.

Important note on registration:

Registration is closed for this event. If you have any questions, please contact Alissa Meehan at 703-247-2540 or ameehan@ndia.org. 

 *Please note: Due to this facility requirements, this event will have NO on-site registrations. 

The Manufacturing Demonstration Facility requires that you provide correct ID for badging purposes the day of the event. For more information, please visit the Attendee Information web page