Wednesday, 28 November 2012

CSIRO ARCAM EBM Open Day 5 December 2012

CSIRO is pleased to announce a new titanium additive manufacturing facility at their largest site in Clayton, Victoria.

The facility, which will host the southern hemisphere’s first Arcam Electron Beam Melting (EBM) facility, will be showcased at an open house event on December 5, offering a rare opportunity to see inside this cutting edge centre.

Additive manufacturing is not a new concept and there are several bureaus within Australia, such as RapidPro, however the CSIRO ARCAM facilty will offer complementary technologies to those already provided by RapidPro - specifically Electron Beam Melting (EBM).

Arcam Electron Beam Melting (EBM) is an additive manufacturing technology that uses an e-beam to melt and fuse metal powders, layer-by-layer, into 3D parts. The resulting quality of these metal parts is high, as the process is conducted in a vacuum and held at high temperatures during the entire build.



“Additive manufacturing is an emerging technology capable of changing the future of manufacturing in Australia and we are keen to facilitate the adoption of new technologies which will benefit Australian businesses,” said Swee Mak, director of the CSIRO’s Future Manufacturing Flagship.