This project aims to setup Australia's first experimental platform based on new high-power blue laser technology. It is expected to generate new knowledge in precision processing of reflective materials which are difficult to treat with current infrared lasers. Expected outcomes include improved techniques not only in additive manufacturing (AM) by wire arc or direct energy deposition, but also non-AM areas such as recycling, surface modification, joining, hybrid laser assisted technologies. Expected benefits include savings in energy and materials usage via innovations in applications of strategic metals (e.g. nickel for high temperature and corrosion resistance; copper for electrification, anti-fouling; or aluminium for light weighting).
|Effective start/end date||1/08/22 → 31/07/23|
- Australian Research Council