Melbourne’s 3D jet engine technology flies into production in France—8 November 2016

A Monash University-led research team—supported through ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme—who 3D-printed a jet engine last year, has commenced a new venture for manufacturing aerospace components in France. Melbourne-based Amaero Engineering, a spin-out company from Monash University’s innovation cluster, has signed an agreement with Monash University and Safran Power Units to print turbojet components for Safran, a French-based global aerospace and defence company.

Monash University’s Vice Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure), Professor Ian Smith, said that the Amaero-Safran agreement is an excellent example of the University’s exceptional research having commercial impact on a global scale. "I am delighted that Monash is contributing to global innovation and attracting business investment with our world-class research. The Amaero-Safran collaboration is a fabulous example of how universities and industry can link together to translate research into real commercial outcomes,” Professor Smith said.

The development and commercialisation of this advanced 3D metal printing technology has been supported by Monash University; Safran; and the Australian Government through the Entrepreneur’s Programme, the Australian Research Council, and other agencies.

 

Media issued by Monash University.

Image: Professor Xinhua Wu, Monash University
Image courtesy: Monash University 

Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016