CAMINO at Sandia National Labs for National Security Needs

Event Date: April 16, 2024
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: Chaffee Auditorium at Zucrow Labs, and virtually
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Jim Carney, the manger lead for CAMINO (Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation) will present Sandia’s effort on establishing an outward-facing laboratory for mission-relevant advanced manufacturing and materials.

Attend in person in the auditorium at Chaffee Hall, or join on Microsoft Teams.


CAMINO is envisioned to bring together scientist and engineers from across, the National Security Enterprise, academia, and industry to rapidly respond to emerging nuclear deterrent and global security needs. The center will house state-of-the art AI and advanced manufacturing capabilities to accelerate material discovery, component design, rapid prototyping and manufacturing processes. CAMINO brings together key technology and manufacturing maturation phases spanning foundational materials discovery to component design and initial production at an accessible location to enable close collaboration between design and production authorities. We will discuss CAMINO’s three interlocking capabilities to provide the basis for integrated partnerships that realize production of development builds in astonishingly short amounts of time. This enables multiple design iterations, saves time, and prevents delays in transitioning to full production. CAMINO supports a high-tempo experimental and computational approach for all three capabilities. Operating across the TRL/MRL scale will facilitate internal co-design for the technically diverse body of researchers operating in the CAMINO facility. CAMINO will also enable external co-design with enclave partners for rapid prototyping, reaching across the product realization process to support accelerated research, design, and qualification outcomes.