Category Archives: Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre

F-35 stealth fighter gets boost from 3D printing

United States’ Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is planning the use of 3D printing to replace parts on the F-35, a stealth multirole fighter. The parts will be produced at the base’s 388th Maintenance Group. The 388th Maintenance Group commander, Col. Michael Miles said, “We’re always driving for speed, safety and quality.” In manufacturing replacement parts, 3D […]

RMIT applies metal 3D printing to aircraft maintenance and repair

Professor Milan Brandt at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University is leading a project applying metal 3D printing to service the Australian Defence Forces. Working with national aircraft support service RUAG Australia and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) Brandt’s team at RMIT is using laser metal deposition to cut down the cost of maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) operations. […]

Australian alliance to revolutionze 3D printing in mining

Mineral Technologies (NYSE:MTX), the New York headquartered mining subsidiary of Australian integrated services company Downer Group, has entered a 3D printing R&D collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC). Gravity spirals, used to separate valuable minerals from mined material, will be the focus of the research, and together the teams hope […]

Swinburne kick-starts $1.2 million automatic 3D printed car repair service

Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is to spearhead the development of an automated, 3D printed repair service for cars with the Australian, not-for-profit Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) and industrial automation firm Tradiebot Industries. Funded by a sum of $1,264,695 AUD (approx. $994 thousand USD), project ‘Repair Bot’ will run through 2019. The goal, […]