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‘World-first’ lab for additive manufacturing nears completion

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Australian R&D facility will use fully digital process to manufacture carbon-fibre composites

A laboratory for carbon composite manufacturing, under construction as a collaboration between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, is due for completion by October, according to a CSIRO statement.

Funded by the federal government, the National Industry 4.0 Testlab in Composite Additive Manufacturing at CSIRO’s site in Clayton, Victoria, will use an industrial-scale 3D printer to manufacture carbon-fibre products. The R&D centre will aim to develop high-tech products based on advanced, digital-led manufacturing processes.

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