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Inspiring Young Engineers through 3D Printing

A recent story by Juho Vesanto on the 3D Printing Industry blog highlights how 3D printing can inspire students to consider a career in engineering.  The latest news from 3DPI reports on Loughborough University in the UK, where the university has launched an initiative that is designed to give primary school children a glimpse into the world of 3D printing with a specific purpose – to get children more interested and involved in engineering from an early age. What could be a better way to do that than with inspiring demonstration and use of 3D printing technologies. Read the full story by clicking here.

CSIRO ARCAM EBM Open Day 5 December 2012

CSIRO is pleased to announce a new titanium additive manufacturing facility at their largest site in Clayton, Victoria.

The facility, which will host the southern hemisphere’s first Arcam Electron Beam Melting (EBM) facility, will be showcased at an open house event on December 5, offering a rare opportunity to see inside this cutting edge centre.

Additive manufacturing is not a new concept and there are several bureaus within Australia, such as RapidPro, however the CSIRO ARCAM facilty will offer complementary technologies to those already provided by RapidPro - specifically Electron Beam Melting (EBM).

Arcam Electron Beam Melting (EBM) is an additive manufacturing technology that uses an e-beam to melt and fuse metal powders, layer-by-layer, into 3D parts. The resulting quality of these metal parts is high, as the process is conducted in a vacuum and held at high temperatures during the entire build.



“Additive manufacturing is an emerging technology capable of changing …

New Black ULTEM 9085 at RapidPro!

RapidPro, inc Redeye Australasia, is pleased to announce the arrival of ULTEM 9085 Black!




Adding to the already extensive list of medical and food grade thermoplastics on offer at RedEye Australasia, Black ULTEM 9085 brings all the benefits of traditional ULTEM: being lightweight, flame-retardant and suitable for aircraft apparatus, automotive components and military application for :
End Use Parts Form, Fit and Function Testing
Jigs & Fixtures
ULTEM is an ideal material for designers seeking strong, lightweight materials for their digital manufacturing projects, and being available in black, eliminated unsightly staininga nd discolouartyion presne tin teh cream version of ULTEM 9085.
ULTEM carries a variety of exceptional thermoplastic propertie including its strength to weight ratio, V-Ø rating for flame, smoke and toxicity (FST), flight certification, and high heat deflection temperature (320° F / 160° C. 
ULTEM 9085 is certified for use on commercial air…

Aussie F1 students take on the world .. and Win!

We are again proud to be associated with the  F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge.
What is the F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge? It is the world’s largest secondary school technology program which involves over nine million students from 17,000 schools in 31 nations.

Each year the world championship team is presented with the solid crystal Bernie Ecclestone F1 in Schools™ World Trophy. 

REA Foundation has been involved in the development of the program since its inception and manages the the program in Australia and New Zealand. Each year the program engages more than 40,000 high school students in Australia and delivers industry-standard technology into schools which is made available to a further 300,000 students outside the program.

Students as young as 10 are designing, testing and making miniature F1™ cars capable of 80km/h.
But it is not about fast cars. F1 in Schools™ is a holistic action learning program which focuses on developing long term employability skills. Stud…

RapidNotes November 2012

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