Titomic, Melbourne, Australia, will launch a Titomic Kinetic Fusion R&D facility as part of a new $4.9 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for the Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM) with Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology. The R&D facility will be based at Swinburne and is expected to be capable of incubating multiple Additive Manufacturing projects.
At the facility, Titomic, will work in conjunction with fellow core partner the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Swinburne PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to further the capabilities of its existing Titomic Kinetic Fusion systems. A smart factory designed to make use of advanced automated robotic systems will also be launched at the centre to create cyber-physical systems for the commercial Additive Manufacturing of speciality bespoke metal alloy products using Titomic Kinetic Fusion.
The research grant provided by the ARC is expected to see the training centre integrate industry-university cooperation in applied training and novel research outcomes and applications, with a specific focus on surface engineering. The project team will be trained on those aspects of the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process that are unique to AM.
Jeff Lang, Titomic CTO and named SEAM core partner investigator, stated, “The new ARC Training Centre will allow the creation of the Titomic Kinetic Fusion R&D facility at Swinburne University. This will result in the creation of cutting-edge material advancements and commercial manufacturing systems that are based on Industry 4.0 to enhance the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process as a viable commercial manufacturing integrated system.”
“This federal government grant comes at an exciting time for Titomic and the entire metal Additive Manufacturing sector, which is currently experiencing exponential growth worldwide,” added Gilbert Michaca, Titomic CEO. “Titomic will invest $250,000 over a five year period as a core partner in the SEAM project to assist the creation of the ARC Training Centre, whilst highlighting Titomic as the global leader of industrial-scale Additive Manufacturing.”