A $7.8 million investment in 17 innovative Australian companies will benefit the mining, information technology, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing industry sectors. Â The latest funding offers announced today under the Australian Governmentâ€™s Entrepreneursâ€™ Programme will see the companies receive grant offers between $69,000 and $1 million in commercialisation assistance, helping them to develop their products and services.
Amaero Engineering Pty Ltd (Amaero) has been offered a commercialisation grant under the Australian Governmentâ€™s Entrepreneursâ€™ Programme to assist us in our commercialisation journey with Additive Manufacturing ofÂ metal components for aerospace and defence applications.
Amaero has partnered with Monash Motorsports to help optimise the design of their formula-style racing car components for additive manufacturing. The team comprises of undergraduate students from a range of faculties and competes the inÂ the world’s largest engineering design competition, Formula SAE.
For the last two years the team has ranked second in the world and Amaero would like to assist them in holding or improving this position be manufacturing stronger and lighter parts for their vehicles. Pictured below is the M15 headrest that was optimised and printed by Amaero in aluminium alloy. As a result the weight of the part has been halved without compromising its performance.
You can read more about the partnership and the activities of Monash Motorsport on their website here.
Amaero Engineering Pty Ltd (Amaero) today announced the appointment of Dr Dwayne Kirk to the position of Chief Executive Officer effective 14 September 2015.
“Aussie startup races into new 3D printing niche”
Amaero has been mentioned a new article published by Manufacturers’ Monthly. The article discusses a potential new “killer application” for Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology, high performance heat exchangers. The Conflux CoreTMÂ Heat Exchanger was prototyped by Amaero Engineering Pty Ltd overÂ six one-month-long iteration cycles.
According to Michael Fuller, a former Formula 1 engineer and founder of Conflux Technology – â€śWeâ€™re able to achieve structural efficiencies so that we have light weight, weâ€™ve got surface area density efficiencies because of the geometric freedoms â€“ so weâ€™ve got good thermal exchange â€“ and our fluid pathways allow us to achieve a good compromise between pumping losses and thermal exchange.â€ť
This result is only possible through the design freedom offered by layer-by-layer printing and the quick turn around from Amaero enabled the Conlux team to squash manufacturing time and spend more time on the design.
Conflux believes it’s product represents the next generation in heat exchange technology and Amaero was pleased to play an important role in its development.