Largest manufacturing R&D centre of its kind launches

Swinburne University has launched the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Surface Engineering for Advanced Materials (SEAM).

It aims to set 77 researchers and industry leaders the task of investigating gaps in surface engineering across 13 projects over the next 5 years.

The results could have substantial applications in gear manufacturing and many other industry sectors.

Minister for Education, Dan Tehan, said that SEAM would drive down the cost of wear and corrosion facing Australia’s manufacturing industry – estimated to amount to up to 5% of the country’s gross domestic product.

Each of the 13 projects addresses a specific need faced by an industry partner, such as refurbishment and remanufacturing of high value components for the mining sector; the development of anti-bacterial films for medical implants to help control infection; and improving the surface parts in marine vessels to minimise corrosion to extend their life at sea.

See the link below for a more detailed explanation of the collaboration….