RMIT University workshop on
Additive Manufacturing in medical applications A great panel of speakers from the medical device industry, hospitals, medical research, health insurances as the regulating body TGA promised an exciting day. It would be too much to recapitulate the entire workshop, but here comes brief a summary with some highlights. The day started with a warm welcome by Dr Sam Tavassoli from RMIT. Sam was the driving force behind the workshop.
Andrew Batty from L
Visiting Lab22 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australias largest research organisation. Lab22 is part of CSIROs ‘High-performance metals division’ and is located within CSIROs facility in Clayton (VIC). So about half an hour drive out of the city centre from Melbourne, next to the Clayton campus of Monash University. CSIRO Clayton facility Titanium is one of the key research areas of CSIRO and it is also clearly in the focus of Lab
The 4th and last day at SME Rapid started with the keynote of Terry Wohlers on the State of Industry. Terry’s talk focused on the market growth and the new big players like HP re-entering it with new technologies. Terry also stated that the AM market has quadrupled in the last five years and the predictions scope the same growths for the next five years.Terry mentioned the big steps made in aeronautical industry, heavily pushed by GE and AIRBUS. Terry showed some really inter
On my second day of my stopover in New Zealand I headed South-East about three hours out of Auckland.
Warwick Downing from TiDA Limited / Rapid Advanced Manufacturing (R.A.M.) Limited welcomed me in Tauranga. TiDA / R.A.M. is home to Selective Laser Melting (SLM) and Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) systems.
To my surprise I spotted a brand new RENISHAW AM250 system. I was aware of two other systems, an EOS M270 and
an SLM Solutions SLM280HL but RENISHAW’s system had ju