Australia Leads in 3D Titanium Printing
(EBN) Researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia, have created a process to produce a powder that allows titanium products to be manufactured using a 3D printer. To date, this innovation is unique to Australia.
Titanium is a premium quality metal that offers countless applications across industries from aerospace to bio-medical engineering. However, the way industries have been manufacturing titanium parts until now has been costly and wasteful.
Since the process is exclusive to Australia, it is easy to foresee that the land Down Under will soon become the world’s first global provider of premium titanium products. There is no doubt this is just the beginning in this new industrial revolution, where the supply chains of several manufacturing industries will experience dramatic change and evolution.