Tours of Monash University and CSIRO facilities
On 4 August 2016 as part of the C&P Manufacturing Innovation Network and Training Program there were four sets of tours of Monash University and CSIRO facilities including the (1) Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing and AMAERO, (2) Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash University, (3) Monash CAVE2 TM within the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform, and (4) Flow Chemistry at CSIRO. There were 55 attendees at these tours.
Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing and AMAERO engineering for advanced additive manufacturing (3D printing of metallic components). Some industrial examples they showed included the world’s first 3D printed jet engine, a rocket and heat exchanger.
Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash University for:
- Materials engineering - next generation materials/coatings.
- Proof of Concept Laboratory - additive manufacturing for oil and gas applications.
- Data Science – access expertise, training and new generation technologies.
Monash CAVE2TM within the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform for advanced, immersive and large scale visualisation facilities. The Monash CAVE2TM is a next generation hybrid 2D and 3D VR environment that combines Monash’s expertise in high-performance computing, computer graphics, and networks, to render terascale datasets in unparalleled clarity.
Flow Chemistry facilities at CSIRO. Flow chemistry is an advanced way of processing chemicals (when compared to traditional batch processing) with a much smaller set-up, flow intensifies chemical processing which provides greater control and better outcomes.