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Additive manufacturing

A disruptive technology changing how we view modern manufacturing
The Sydney Manufacturing Hub additive manufacturing suite supports the manufacture of metals, ceramics and polymers.

Metals

 

Specifications  
Build volume 90 x 90 x 90mm3
Laser system 200W Fiber Laser
Layer thickness 15-30μm
Currently printing with Stainless Steel 17-4PH
Supported materials Stainless Steel 316L
Maraging Steel M300
Aluminum AlSi10Mg
Nickel 718
Titanium Ti6Al4V ELI Grade 23
Titanium CPTi Grade 2
Bronze CuSn
Remanium star CL (CoCrW)
Rematitan CL (Ti6Al4V ELI)
Specifications  
Build volume 245 x 245 x 320 mm3
Laser system 2 x 400 W Fiber Laser
Layer thickness 20 - 80μm
Currently printing with Aluminium AlSi7Mg
Supported materials  Stainless Steel 316L
Stainless Steel 17-4PH
Maraging Steel M300
Aluminum AlSi10Mg
Aluminum A205
Nickel 718
Nickel 625
Titanium Ti6Al4V ELI Grade 23
Titanium Ti6242
Titanium cp-Ti
 

Specifications  
Build volume 200 x 200 x 380mm3
EB system 3kw
Continuous build chamber temp 600 - 1100°C
Layer thickness 20 - 100μm
Currently printing with

Titanium Ti6Al4V ELI

Supported materials Titanium Ti6Al4V
Titanium Grade 2
Cobalt-Chrome ASTM F75
Nickel Alloy 718
Specifications  
Build volume 250 x 430mm (D,H)
EB system 6kw
Continuous build chamber temp 600 - 1100°C
Layer thickness 20 - 100μm
Currently printing with Nickel Alloy 718
Supported materials Titanium Ti6Al4V
Titanium Grade 2
Cobalt-Chrome ASTM F75
 

Ceramics

Specifications  
Lateral resolution 40 μm (X-Y)
Layer thickness 10 – 100 μm (Z)
Number of pixels 1920 x 1080
Build volume (X,Y,Z) 76 mm × 43 mm × 170 mm
Data format stl (binary)
Light source LED
Build speed up to 100 slices per hour
Supported materials Aluminium oxide
Yttria-stabilised zirconia
Tricalcium phosphate
Hydroxyapatite
Silica-based material
Silicon nitride
 

Polymers

The extruders can be used to generate custom sized filament either as pure polymer or blended polymer mixtures.

This dual nozzle fused filament fabrication 3D printer supports both 3 mm and 1.75 mm filament, with a large build volume of 1 m x 1 m x 500 mm.

Designed for up to 3 mm filament, this 3D printer is the workhorse for printing a variety of pure polymer and custom polymer blended filaments.

This 3D printer has been redesigned to print a custom blended ratio of two different types of filament through a single nozzle, with support for up to 3 mm filament.

With the capability to use a large variety of materials in 1.75 mm filament, this 3D printer can print highly accurate parts on an automatically levelled bed surface.

3D Printing design

A powerful computer that offers bespoke software solutions and run complex digital simulations.

A powerful digital model analysis software which is used to set up the 3D printing workflow for both the laser and electron beam metal powder printers. The software can also be used to repair digital models before they are used in other additive manufacturing technologies in our facility.

A robust simulation software that can be used to emulate the flow of liquid or gas under complex scenarios using computational fluid dynamics. This software can also be used to understand how the melt and layering processes work in various additive manufacturing technologies for research purposes. 

An engineering design simulation software that can validate and optimise a structure for additive manufacturing.

A highly capable computer aided design (CAD) software used to make complex digital designs for 3D printing.