New Pads Absorb Shock Better Than Foam With Air Flow and Easy Manufacture

HRL Laboratories has published test results showing shock-absorbing pads made from HRL’s microlattice material had up to 27% higher energy absorption efficiency than the current best-performing expanded polystyrene foam when sustaining a single impact and up to 35% higher energy absorption efficiency than state-of-the-art vinyl nitrile foam when impacted repeatedly. Microlattice could replace current foams in protective packaging, shock isolators for electronics, vehicle interiors, and helmet padding from football to bicycle helmets.



Adjustable Negative Stiffness Smooths Every Ride

HRL’s patented adjustable negative stiffness system enables vibration control for land or sea vehicles without bulky seats. The system protects passengers from injury due to rough roads or water conditions at a tenth of the power usage of state of the art shock absorbing systems.


HRL, nTopology, and Morf3D Explore Advanced Design and Materials with 7A77 – The World’s Strongest Additive Aluminum

With the launch of Aluminum 7A77.60L powder, California’s HRL Laboratories functionalized the strongest additive manufacturing aluminum to date. Now, working with 3D design and engineering software company nTopology and aerospace manufacturing service provider Morf3D, HRL has built an application presenting 7A77’s potential in heat transfer and flow applications.


HRL Laboratories Team Wins 2019 R&D 100 Award

HRL Laboratories has won an R&D 100 award in the Mechanical/Materials category for its 7A77 aluminum alloy powder project Nano-functionalized Alloys for Additive Manufacturing. High-strength aluminum alloy can be printed from the powder using standard additive manufacturing equipment, the first time this alloy has been 3D printable.


No Satellite, No Problem!

HRL Laboratories’ new chip-based gyroscopes and accelerometers enable position, navigation, and timing equal to GPS even when satellite signals are obstructed by buildings or terrain.


NASA Sale Launches HRL Laboratories’ Commercial 3D-Printed Aluminum Effort

HRL Additive, a new commercial effort by HRL Laboratories, LLC, has secured the first commercial sale of its groundbreaking 7A77 high-strength aluminum 3D-printing powder to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The production plant is dedicated to producing the printable aluminum powder, designated as 7A77, the first additive feedstock registered by the Aluminum Association.


Kourosh Hadi Joins HRL Laboratories Board of Directors

HRL Laboratories, LLC, leadership and staff are pleased to welcome Kourosh Hadi, Boeing’s Director of Commercial Airplane Product Development, to its Board of Directors.

Since 2012, Hadi has been responsible for development of all new and derivative Boeing airplanes. He also oversees advanced concepts, technology integration, and competitor airplane analysis. He also has been working with the University of Washington William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering since 2007 as the Boeing focal executive.


AI Will Boost Naval Command Decision-Making by Navigating Oceans of Data

HRL Computer scientists are working with the Office of Naval Research on the new software system that will provide Navy personnel with fast and explainable recommendations to aid command decision-making by reducing stress and mental workload, and increasing efficiency of logistics personnel.


IEEE Award-Winning Paper Features HRL Transparent Antennas

HRL Laboratories, LLC, Researchers Jim Schaffner and Jae Song of HRL’s Materials and Microsystems Laboratory shared in the TI Best student Interactive Presentation Paper award presented at the IEEE 68th Electronic Components and Technology Conference. The paper presented was Copper Transparent Antennas on Flexible Glass by Subtractive and Semi-Additive Fabrication for Automotive Applications.

The paper presented was Copper Transparent Antennas on Flexible Glass by Subtractive and Semi-Additive Fabrication for Automotive Applications.