Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is the fastest-growing sector of manufacturing globally, due to the many benefits it offers companies in terms of new product development, time to market, reduced waste and product cost.

Additive manufacturing allows for the design and production of complete complex products and associated advanced business models such as customer-led design processes and just-in-time production.

Industry Opportunity Survey

Driven by globalisation, Additive Manufacturing is influencing how companies in the first world address the emergence of new markets with lower cost operators. Against this backdrop, companies in Australia are now starting to investigate and adopt additive technology in their operations to complement their existing design and production processes.

To further accelerate this, IMCRC seeks industry feedback on its perception of additive technology and opportunities and challenges for its adoption. We invite you to participate in this Industry Opportunity Survey.

Related projects

Alloy development for additively manufactured heat exchangers

Improving the performance of heat exchangers

Cold spray deposition of titanium on a complex metal substrate

Developing more corrosion resistant steel fences

Automated part repair using 3D scanning and supersonic 3D deposition

Simple, fast and customised part repair capability

Additively Manufactured Titanium Complex Structures

Validation of Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) additive manufacturing technology

Application of Additive Metal Technology to Operational Aircraft

Additive manufacturing to address metal damage in operational aircraft

Revolutionising Mineral Separation using Additive Manufacturing

3D printing to create precision-engineered mining equipment


Pairing 3D printing technologies and robotics to develop turnkey plastic repair and refurbishment system

Just in time patient specific tumor implants

Combining 3D printing, robotic surgery and advanced manufacturing to create just in time tailored implants for patients with bone cancer

Machine vision for Industry 4.0 high-speed 3D printing

Faster, cheaper and more viable 3D metal printing for large-scale manufacturing

Research contact

Prof Milan Brandt
RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct
P: +61 3 9925 4197