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Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing is now the fastest growing sector of manufacturing globally.  Companies such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Boeing, Ford, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and Nike, as well as many small and medium-sized enterprises globally, are using and exploring the technology for component and part production.  Popular press, trade and technical journals are almost daily reporting on new and innovative printers and parts additively manufactured in both metal alloys and polymers.

Realising the competitive potential of composites additive manufacturing
( May 2016)

In this article prepared for Composites Australia, Professor Milan Brandt, Technical Director of Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and Director of Centre for Additive Manufacturing at RMIT University, and Professor Murray L Scott, Managing Director of Advanced Composite Structures Australia Pty Ltd and an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, assess the potential of additive manufacturing in the design and production of composite parts directly from CAD.   Read the full article here …