About us

The Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM) is a central Monash University Technology Research Platform, performing cutting-edge fundamental and applied research and translating innovative solutions for revolutionary additive manufacturing.

MCAM conducts innovative research at the forefront of additive manufacturing and offers world-class instrumentation, expertise, collaborative opportunities, and training to researchers for the university, government, and industry sectors. The research in MCAM has led to pioneering achievements in the real world, including the world’s first 3D-printed full-size jet engine, and the first international aerospace standard for 3D printed titanium components to enable 39 parts installed in civil aircraft.

MCAM now comprises around 60 world-class researchers and technical staff from disciplines ranging from metallurgy and materials, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering to computer simulation specifically for application in additive manufacturing. It is becoming one of the top destinations in the world for research and application in additive manufacturing.

Collaboration and Partnership

MCAM has formed successful, ongoing collaborations with both local and international partners across a broad range of industries, including: aerospace, automotive, defence, mining as well as medical.

Academic research partners

Awards

2014

Innovation Awards

Safran Group France

2015

Dean’s Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social Impact)

Monash University

2016

Strategic Partnership for 3D Printing Aerospace Components

Safran Power Units

Materials Science and Engineering Occupational Health and Safety Award

Monash University

Business/Higher Education Round Table Best Research Translation Award

Monash University

Australian Government Department of Education and Training

2017

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Enterprise for ‘World-Leading Research in 3D Printing Technologies’

Monash University

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Enterprise for ‘World-Leading Research in 3D Printing Technologies’

Monash University