Swinburne University has formalised a research partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Germany as part of an arrangement for the two organisations to deepen collaboration in the field of industry 4.0. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two organisations at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus during a recent visit … Continue reading Swinburne partners with Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Industry 4.0 research
Novel stem-cell technology developed at Swinburne will be used to grow the massive number of stem cells required for a new hand-held 3D printer that will enable surgeons to create patient-specific bone and cartilage. The technology, called BioSphere, is being developed in collaboration with St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne to support the development of Biopen. … Continue reading Swinburne stem-cell technology aids 3D printed cartilage repair
Swinburne Technology University is teaming up with the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) and repair solutions company, Tradiebot Industries, to transform the automotive repair industry. The collaborative project, Repair Bot, will make use of 3D printing technologies and robotics along with complex materials to enable an automated rapid repair service for plastic car parts. … Continue reading Swinburne’s 3D printing, robotics tech ‘to transform’ automotive industry
Former CSIRO scientist, Dr Nico Adams, has been appointed as the new Director of Swinburne’s advanced manufacturing facility, the Factory of the Future. Dr Adams has a background in materials and manufacturing informatics, and holds degrees from Oxford University and the University of York. Prior to his appointment at Swinburne, Dr Adams was a senior … Continue reading Former CSIRO scientist to lead Swinburne’s Factory of the Future
Swinburne researchers have secured $3.45 million in funding to continue work on a project investigating energy storage alternatives using graphene oxide – the lightest, strongest and most electrically conductive material to be discovered and reportedly, according to the researchers, has the potential to revolutionise manufacturing across all industries. Researchers at the university will receive the … Continue reading Swinburne researchers receive $3.45m gov grant for energy research
A collaborative project involving Swinburne University and Imagine Intelligent Materials will develop graphene-reinforced smart composites. The composite will be able to report on the condition of large structures, with significant commercial potential in the transport sector, including automotive and aerospace. The integrity of large composite structures can degrade over time, affecting performance and safety though … Continue reading Swinburne University, IIM announce ‘smart composites’ project
The largest ever software grant in Australia has been granted to Swinburne University by manufacturing giant Siemens. The $135 million industrial digitalisation software grant will be used to fully digitalise the Swinburne University of Technology ‘Factory of the Future’. Siemens hi-tech PLM digital software tools are used in everything from Ben Ainslie Racing in the … Continue reading Swinburne boosted by record Siemens $135m software grant
Westpac and the Group of Eight (Go8) have partnered to offer the first program in Australia for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) to undertake employment with the Westpac Group during their studies. The STEM PhD program was established in recognition of the importance of the … Continue reading Westpac launches Australia’s first employment program for STEM PhD students
Developers at Swinburne University believe that a new 3D printer can help save Australia’s manufacturing industry. The newly designed printer dispenses metal instead of ink and is developed to dramatically speed up the process for manufacturing for metal parts.
Geoffrey Brooks, Professor of Engineering Mathematics at Swinburne University, has suggested that the Australian steel industry needs to innovate and to learn a few lessons from Nucor’s Ken Iverson.