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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Metal powders lab

For the refinement and consolidation of metal powders & metal foams. With projects studying the mechanical properties of metal foams for human bone implants.

Equipment list:

  • Ball Mills
    1. Retsch Planetary Ball Mill PM400 - (opens in new window)
    2. XQM Planetary Ball Mill Used to grind large metal powders into small metal powders
  • Vacuum Furnace For the consolidation to compressed metal powder samples
  • Extech Glove Box Metal powders are sometimes flammable in air, or sensitive to Nitrogen, we use the glove box to handle the powders in an inert atmosphere
  • Netzch Differential Scanning Calorimeter The STA 409 PC Luxx - (opens in new window) can perform simultaneous thermo-gravimetric and calorimetric analyses from room temperature to 1650C.
  • 50 tonne Hydraulic Press For consolidating metal powder samples in dies, at room temperature and under high pressures

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015