AML3D Innovation Partnership with Flinders University

Partnership with Flinders University


  • AML3D has partnered with Flinders University to assess the microstructure and corrosion qualities of its Wire Arc 3D printed metal alloys
  • Validation of AML3D’s technology enhances its competitive advantage
  • The partnership adds to the strength of AML3D’s capabilities and follows a recent collaboration with CSIRO on a new material strength prediction tool

AML3D Limited (ASX: AL3) (“AML3D” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce an innovation partnership with Flinders University’s College of Science and Engineering (Flinders) to further validate its novel metal alloys.

The innovation partnership is led by Professor Jamie Quinton and Professor Sarah Harmer from Flinders Institute for NanoScale Science and Technology and Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis and will seek to investigate the microstructure and corrosion qualities of AML3D’s Wire Arc metal alloys.

This valuable information will help inform the potential applications of WAM® products.

Valued at $50,000 the project is an exciting step forward in additive manufacturing for Flinders University’s industry engagement. With Adelaide being home to three dedicated defence industry precincts, the Australian Space Agency and Space Discovery Centre, the findings from the study “will directly benefit South Australia’s defence and aerospace industries,” says Professor Quinton.

Commenting on the partnership, AML3D Managing Director Mr Andrew Sales said: “The venture will seek to provide further evidence of the superiority of AML3D’s WAM® 3D printed parts over traditional manufacturing processes. The Company has a strong sales pipeline ahead, and certification of our technology from third parties is crucial in driving uptake of our products.”

AML3D Managing Director Andy Sales, left, Professor Quinton, AML3D Technical Engineering Manager Dr Paul Colegrove and Professor Harmer at the Edinburgh Parks facility.

The partnership follows a recent collaboration with CSIRO, which aims to develop a material strength prediction tool for the Company’s WAMSoft® software and highlights the market-leading nature of AML3D’s technology.

AML3D is also working with RMIT PhD student Alex Kingsbury investigating Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing of Aluminium alloys. After recently visiting the Adelaide Facility, Ms Kingsbury is assessing different aluminium alloy compositions designed for the wire arc process.

Additionally, Ms Kingsbury is working alongside AML3D Technical Engineering Manager Dr Paul Colegrove to supervise a final year engineering student capstone project investigating the applicability of WAM for automotive applications. As a part of their project, the students will test and characterise WAM samples, identify automotive parts that are suitable for the wire arc process, and then re-design them to take advantage of the unique benefits of WAM.

This announcement has been authorised for release by the Board of AML3D®.

Source: AML3D Partnership with Flinders University 27 May 2021 PDF, Company News, Press Release


About AML3D

AML3D Limited, a publicly listed technology company founded in 2014, utilises new technologies to pioneer and lead metal additive manufacturing globally. Disrupting the traditional manufacturing space, AML3D has developed and patented a Wire Additive Manufacturing (WAM®) process that metal 3D prints commercial, large-scale parts for Aerospace, Defence, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining and Oil & Gas. AML3D provides parts contract manufacturing from its Technology Centre in Adelaide, Australia, and is the OEM of ARCEMY®, an industrial metal 3D printing system that combines IIoT and Industry 4.0 to enable manufacturers to become globally competitive.