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How to Implement Additive Manufacturing Successfully, Workshop held on 17 March 2022

Objective 3D, a leading AM solutions and largest bureau service provider in Australia, together with UniSA Future Industries Institute addressed how the SA manufacturing community can plan to enter into Additive Manufacturing (AM) successfully. Implementing AM, often called 3D printing, can be challenging for a successful business. However, if they prepare correctly, they can be set up for success early on.

The workshop covered the following topics:

  • What is the state of the AM industry and what are the common challenges to be overcome?
  • What are the possibilities and limitations of AM?
  • A stepwise approach to evaluating and implementing AM.

Please find the Objective 3D presentation here: Additive seminar Q1 2022 - handouts.pdf


Adding the Bling to Additive Manufactured Parts, Industry 4.0 Testlab Webinar held on 2 December 2021

Associate Professor Colin Hall presented some of the key challenges in the application of additively manufactured parts to industry. Often 3D printed parts do not meet the specification required by the end user and some form of post processing is necessary. There are a range of options, which include chemical, electrical, mechanical and laser polishing, electrical discharge machining, diamond point turning and coating. The correct choice of post processing will be determined by many factors.

Please view the recorded webinar below:


Curators work to decipher Colonel Light’s map of Adelaide, 15 August 2021

Michael Bowditch and Daniel Williams, UniSA's Testlab Mechanical Engineer's, are working on one of the oldest maps of Adelaide through a collaboration with Artlab Australia. Watch more here:

Please contact us to receive information on the Testlab or if you would like to organise a time to speak with one of our experts.

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