GE Additive, under terms of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Sydney, will invest a maximum of $1 million annually over the next 10 years in research and development to accelerate the adoption of metal additive manufacturing in Australia. The MoU reinforces the university’s commitment to establish a new 1,000-square-meter Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials Processing research facility and supports the creation of the first metal AM ecosystem in Australia. The 10-year agreement also covers materials and powder technologies, including alloy design, alloy modification, powder characterization, post-processing optimization and materials gaps in repairs.
Other areas of cooperation between GE Additive and the University of Sydney include:
- Funding from GE Additive to drive new R&D into material and powder technologies, sensing and analytics – building on the university’s existing advanced manufacturing and materials science research capabilities and infrastructure
- Development of new applications and potentially new AM industries that will drive positive commercial and economic impact