RMIT’s partnership receives international award for 3D printing technology

The Bosch Venture Forum Award was presented to a project developed in partnership with RMIT researchers.

RMIT University’s  research partnership with Effusion, receives the 2015 Bosch Venture Forum Award for developing a fast 3D metal printing technology, from Robert Bosch Venture Capital, a private company that invests in start-up companies across the world.

RMIT University supplied all necessary resources and Dr Milan Simic, from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, led the RMIT team in working with Effusion.

According to Simic, the Effusion project improves 3D printing using their kinetic manufacturing technology, which allows 3D printing using metals at faster rate than the existing 3D printing techniques.

The new Effusion 3D printing technology, developed with RMIT.
The new Effusion 3D printing technology, developed with RMIT.

The project was a multidisciplinary project that involved School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the School of Architecture and Design. It was funded by a Future Designers Grant from the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.

Effusion and 13 other start-ups were invited to pitch their ideas to the Bosch Venture Forum and as a result of the award, Effusion will work closely with Bosch to commercialise the new technology.