Materials for 3D Printing
This workshop will illustrate how 3D printing can be used to create new structures and devices from old materials, such as PVC, silicone and the extraction of materials from seaweed for wound healing applications.
It will also show how emerging materials such as graphene have benefitted from the advent of 3D printing, enabling rapid transition from discovery to device.
As new materials continue to emerge and we embark on the fabrication of more challenging structures e.g. those containing living cells, the need for customised hardware has emerged.
This workshop will highlight the achievements of commercial entities working alongside ACES and the ANFF Materials node in this emerging area, such as Chemson, Romar and Venus Shell Systems.
1:00pm ACES Director Gordon Wallace Welcome to ACES: The Emerging Materials to Devices Nexus
1:15pm Adam Taylor (University of Wollongong) Printing Polymers
1:30pm Greg Harrison (Chemson) 3D-printing layer-by-layer with PVC (3D VinylTM)
1:45pm Neil Wilson (Romar Engineering Pty. Ltd.) 3D metal printing with 5 Axis concurrent machining
2:00pm Stephen Beirne (University of Wollongong) Printing Metal Alloys
2:15pm Pia Winberg (Venus Shell Systems Pty. Ltd.) Biomaterials from Seaweed
2:30pm Zhilian Yue (University of Wollongong) Printing Biomaterials from Seaweed
2:45pm Peter Masterson (AusIndustry in Cwth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) Government support for innovative initiatives
2:55pm Afternoon Tea
Registrations close 31 October 2016.