MTA Queensland partners with ARC to investigate benefits of 3D Printing

The Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTA Queensland) is partnering with the Australian Research Council (ARC) to investigate the benefits of 3D printing for metal-based additive production in Australia. 

The project, called the ARC Training Centre for Multiscale 3S Imaging, Modelling and Manufacturing will work to establish industry-focused research regarding the implementation of 3D printing within many industries, including the automotive industry.

Dr Brett Dale, Group Chief Executive said, “The benefits that 3D printing will have on the future of the automotive industry are vast and relevant for large manufacturing companies right down to small and medium sized workshops. MTA Queensland is very excited to be a part of the ARC project and we look forward to working with them to improve knowledge on the benefits of 3D printing as well as implementation within the automotive industry.”

The benefits of 3D printing include reduced prototyping costs as well as an accelerated creation and modification of projects. In addition to this, production time in-house is shorter and the less consumption of materials and wastage, benefits all stages of manufacturing as well as the environment.

2 Aug 2019