Creating the next generation of tungsten carbide-cobalt hard metals

Tungsten carbide-cobalt metals are among the most widely used metals in the world, with a global market of US$19.97 billion. However, production of these metals is costly and there is a trade-off between their toughness and durability. This can lead to spontaneous failure, shortening a tool’s lifespan. In collaboration with CERATIZIT Austria GmbH, our researchers are …

3D printing to enable new, customisable advanced alloys

Additive Manufacturing is using 3D printers, data and computer-aided design to create completely customisable parts and products on demand and at lower cost. In the process it is transforming a spectrum of industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, medical components and devices and robotics. Through 3D Additive, an AU$5 million multi-institutional collaboration led by The University of …

State of the art hub to bolster Australia’s competitive advantage

Advanced manufacturing accounts for half of Australia’s manufacturing output and is one of the fastest growing export sectors. Australian manufacturing’s output is estimated to reach $131 billion by 2026. Advanced manufacturing has the potential to grow the domestic sector by about $30 billion over the next five years. In collaboration with global powerhouse GE Additive, we …


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