“Collaboration – The opportunity created by Additive Manufacturing and the CSIRO’s Lab 22 Innovation Centre”
Our guest speaker will be Dr Leon Prentice of CSIRO who leads the ‘Materials and Processes Research Group’ in the CSIRO’s Manufacturing Business Unit.
“Dr Prentice argues that the Australian manufacturing industry is at a critical point; where challenges, particularly in the metals and automotive sectors may be contrasted with the opportunities of an advantageous exchange rate and new technologies.
Collaboration is the key but Australian industry has generally struggled to transfer new ideas and fundamental research into products and processes.
He will explain how the CSIRO and its Lab 22 Innovation Centre will act as an incubator for businesses wishing to trial additive technology to better understand how it might become a viable technology within their business models”.