Perth manufacturer lodges metal powder production patent

Image: Aurora Labs

Image: Aurora Labs

Perth-based 3D printing company Aurora Labs has announced that it has lodged another patent application, this time for a method of producing metal powders.

Aurora, which makes additive manufacturing units, powders and accessories, gave little detail about the provisional patent, but said bringing the cost of powders was crucial to making layer manufacturing competitive against traditional methods.

“The patent is in the provisional application stage and has not yet been granted,” the company said in an ASX statement.

Aurora listed on the ASX last month, raising $2.8 million in its IPO and citing the lack of private funding in Australia among its reasons for listing.

The company sells a variety of metal powders in 5 kilogram batches, ranging in price from $184.38 to $960.00 (excluding GST).