Category Archives: Australia

$2 million funding for new 3D printing virtual hub

The Australian government, in partnership with 3D printing bureau and reseller, Objective 3D, has announced $2 million (AUD) in funding for a new additive manufacturing (AM) virtual hub. The hub was unveiled by Ben Carroll, the Minister for Industry and Employment and parliament member, Sonya Kilkenny, at Objective 3D’s headquarters in Carrum Downs, Victoria. “Carrum […]

Australian researchers launch explosive $2 million 3D printer materials partnership

The Australian government has awarded 5 research institutions $2 million USD ($2.6 million AUD) to develop additive manufacturing technology for “energetic materials”. Reactive in content, energetic materials cover a body of polymers that can be used as explosives, or solid rocket fuel. 3D printing the materials gives military and defense operations the potential to reduce […]

AML Technologies adapt WAAM 3D printing for supernova-made metal

Wire-arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) is a large-scale metal 3D printing process. According to figures from Cranfield University, a promoter and key developer of the technology, WAAM is used in over 60 projects around the world, together worth more than $4.8 million. To date, it has also succeed in making parts up to 10 meters in […]

Australian Dental Industry Association to help redefine medical 3D printing

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has announced that it will be supporting Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to make regulatory changes in legislation for 3D printing in medicine. The announcement comes just one month after the TGA’s initial proposal, and affirms a notion that the changes will help make customized healthcare safer for everyone. Balancing […]

TGA hopes to redefine custom made devices with 3D printing regulations

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has opened a new consultation seeking advice on “Proposed regulatory changes related to personalised and 3D printed medical devices.” The call to action has been launched following a concern that current regulatory frameworks are ill-equipped to “mitigate risks to patients, and to meet requirements for health care providers and manufacturers.” By […]

Stryker funds $9.29 million project for on demand bone cancer implants

Australia is rapidly growing as a nation with outstanding medical research expertise. In November 2016 the nation opened its first specialist biofabrication unit at the Herston Health Precinct in Brisbane, and projects at its leading institutions, including the University of Wollongong, are active in developing new paradigms in the world of 3D bioprinting. ‘Just in […]

Simone Leonelli on the Blurred Boundaries between art, fashion and 3D printing

When art, fashion and 3D printing come together, the results can be simultaneously fascinating and perplexing. At the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Simone Leonelli, of the design W230 studio, has travelled along the fine line between the hand-crafted manufacture and automated additive manufacturing to produce the items for the exhibition “Blurred Boundaries“. The […]

Amaero and Monash University 3D printed rocket engine passes test fire

The 3D printed “Project X” Aerospike engine made through a collaboration between Monash University, Amaero (an offshoot of Monash), Next Aero and Woodside energy has been successfully fire-tested in Australia. Design and production of the engine was completed in just four months, following previous prototypes unveiled in 2015.   Superalloys and Aerospikes The material used to […]