CSIRO - Lab 22
Our aim is to make additive manufacturing more accessible for Australian industry. We're developing cost-effective solutions aimed at increasing the speed, performance and affordability of technologies.
We established Lab 22, a facility that businesses can access to explore metallic additive manufacturing.
Lab 22 makes available new technologies and research, catering to a wide spectrum of requirements demanded by the marketplace. It's a unique opportunity for businesses to explore and engage in forward-thinking additive manufacturing design and production techniques, which can greatly increase efficiencies and productivity.
Our machines can be categorised based on how the raw material is fed (powder bed, cold spray, blown powder) or their heat source (e-beam or laser). They can also handle a wide variety of materials including ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and sand.
We can assist you with tailored design solutions, and have the ability to capture 3D data and simulate both the manufacturing process and in-service part performance.
Lab 22 offers:
- Metallic 3D printing
- Advanced machining for improved profitability
- Surface engineering for enhanced performance
- Laser assisted additive deposition
- Laser heat treatments.
Our equipment includes:
- Arcam A1
- Concept Laser M2
- Optomec LENS MR-7
- Voxelject VX1000
- Cold Spray Plasma Giken.