Microfactory for Additive Manufacturing
The AM Microfactory is a centralised 3D printing hub of instruments and researchers within Curtin University. The hub facilitates research, industry collaboration and teaching in the area of additive manufacturing to academia and industry researchers in Western Australia and beyond.
Strategically, these facilities are placed alongside the world class characterisation facilities at JdLC. A Curtin-wide multidisciplinary team of experts in the areas of mechanical-, chemical-, material- and biomedical-engineering & imaging and material characterisation undertake a broad range of projects, particularly in minerals, materials and energy sectors.
Following are the list of current 3D printing instruments within the JdLC AM Microfactory.
- Markforged Mark 2 (FDM printer with continuous fibre reinforcement)
- Airwolf Axiom 20, Dual extrusion, Direct Drive (FDM printer)
- Creatbot DZ, Dual extrusion, Bowden Extruders (FDM printer)
- Kudo Titan 2 (DLP printer)
- MakerBot Replicator 2X (FDM printer)
- ZPrinter 450 (3DP® binder from Z Corporation)
- Desktop Metal Studio System (Bound metal deposition, BMD)