Advanced Manufacturing Alliance Tour

Advanced Manufacturing Alliance Tour

Friday, 22nd of February

Dr Rebecca Murray is the Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (AMA), which is a partnership between CDU and with SPEE3D. Charles Darwin University has partnered with SPEE3D to form the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, a joint initiative to utilise a world-first 3D metal printing technology.

Through collaboration, the Alliance will aim to engage with industry partners, trades and academics to:

  • develop real-world applications
  • create industry procedures and standards
  • drive material development.

Rebecca’s research focuses on a world-first 3D printer called LightSpeed. With her team, she is investigating suitable applications and material for technology to be used across the world.

In the past, 3D metal printing has been used for high-end activities, such as satellites and Formula 1 cars and yachts. But, with this new technology, users can print parts that have use in everyday life. It is already printing parts for navy ships

The technology has the potential to disrupt industries; it could be a game changer.It can be used in most fields from medicine to defence, and oil and gas to mining. Rebecca and her team are working with people from all over the university, particularly with specialists in engineering and economics, to investigate how this new technology might impact the surrounding world.