Materials Processing

Materials Processing

Materials Processing

The Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APT) is a multi-disciplinary research centre that conducts both fundamental and applied research in the areas of advanced materials engineering, micro/nano systems, production technology and product design & sustainability.

Research areas include:

Advanced Materials Engineering

  • Additive manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Nano-composite materials processing & production
  • Materials processing for biomedical devices and implants
  • Photo-curable polymers for 3D printing
  • Metal powders for additive manufacturing
  • Nano-alloys & nano-organics

Production Technology

  • Metal forming
  • Laser processing
  • Polymer moulding
  • Material surface modification
  • EBM: Electro discharge machining
  • Machine automation

Micro and Nano Technology

  • Microfluidic systems for separation
  • Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for sensing, and novel devices for component defect detection.
  • Micro-Total Analysis Systems (μTAS) chip/monolith/sensing design & fabrication
  • Laser ablation for nanoparticle production

Product Design & Sustainable Technology

  • Efficient production: laser processing; 3DP/AM
  • Efficient products: submersible pumps: Long-life stent design; Long-life rock drills
  • Fabrication of functional, crack-free, multilayer integrated circuits for industrial components
  • High magnetostrictive part fabrication

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