Clayton and ORNL team up

2015.08.18 Clayton Homes Assy

The Clayton home building group (Clayton) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have teamed up with two other companies to design and build a 3D printed concept home, showcasing the possibilities of 3D printing and illustrating advancements in energy management. The four entities unveiled this revolutionary achievement in 3D printing at a ceremony in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The project, officially titled Additive Manufacturing and Integrated Energy (A.M.I.E.), came to fruition as a partnership among Clayton, ORNL, carbon fibre manufacturer Tru-Design and architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM).

SOM designed the concept, Tru-Design pre-assembled and coated the structure, ORNL printed it and Clayton assembled all of the pieces together. The four organizations came together to produce a 200sqft concept home that includes compatibility with a 3D printed car that allows the home and car to transmit electricity between each other wirelessly.

ORNL, Clayton, Tru-Design and SOM officially unveiled the concept home during an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Industry Day event that focused on the latest in energy-efficient technologies in the construction, auto and manufacturing industries.