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Come innovate with us. NREL can help you optimize and accelerate your advanced manufacturing R&D project through analysis and our world-class facilities.

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Review our lab's advanced manufacturing areas of research and impacts.

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Programs and Partnerships

The NREL advanced manufacturing research team works on many programs and collaborates through many partnerships with U.S. Department of Energy as well as other governmental, academic, and private industry organizations. The following are a few highlights.

The West Gate Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, offers promising entrepreneurs a career-changing opportunity to access NREL's expertise and capabilities to speed the development of their startup's core technologies.
The Advanced Energy Manufacturing and Recycling Grant Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides grants and technical assistance to eligible manufacturers with support from national labs, including NREL.
NREL is one of four national laboratories leading the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), a 5-year, $110-million energy-water desalination hub funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
NREL leads the wind turbine technology area of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, a partnership of industry, academic, and governmental organizations.

Manufacturing Prizes

The NREL advanced manufacturing research and support teams manage several related prizes on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy's American-Made Challenges program. Learn more by clicking to read about each prize.

The Conductivity-enhanced materials for Affordable, Breakthrough Leapfrog Electric applications (CABLE) Conductor Manufacturing Prize: The CABLE Conductor Manufacturing Prize aims to create breakthroughs in the development and manufacturing of conductivity-enhanced materials.

The Microbattery Design Prize: The Microbattery Design Prize seeks designs for microbatteries to support new uses for small electronic devices with improved performance, safety, and recyclability.

The Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize: The Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize aims to help the country develop a cost-effective and sustainable recycling industry for two high-impact categories of wind turbine materials: fiber-reinforced composites and rare earth elements.

The Manufacture of Advanced Key Energy Infrastructure Technologies (MAKE IT) Prize: The MAKE IT Prize aims to catalyze domestic manufacturing of critical clean energy technology components, moving manufacturing facilities from planning to shovel-ready and enabling strategies for vibrant manufacturing activities in communities.

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Contact Us

Find the appropriate contact for your area of interest on the relevant advanced manufacturing research page, search the staff list, or reach out to NREL’s advanced manufacturing lab program manager using the following contact information.

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Matthew Ringer

Laboratory Program Manager, Advanced Manufacturing