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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Graphene coatings make steel corrosion-resistant

IFM researchers have grown graphene flakes directly onto stainless steel, improving the metal's resistance to corrosion.

Miracle fuel

IFM researchers are helping to make hydrogen extraction from water more feasible.

Not just a flight of fancy

IFM researchers get closer to shape-morphing aircraft wings.

Deakin showcases 3D sheet metal forming at Numisheet 2014

Deakin's Professor Jeong Whan Yoon chaired the organising committee for Numisheet 2014.

Master of his destiny

Deakin right fit for (auto)motivated Mohan Setty.

300 ton horizontal extrusion press

Our 300 TON HORIZONTAL EXTRUSION PRESS is Australia's only large scale research-dedicated extrusion facility. We can develop new light metal alloys, metal-matrix composites, micro-truss structures and powder-base metals for structural and biomedical applications. This facility is a result of successful Australian Research Council LEIF grant.


  • Max ram speed of 27.5mm/s
  • Container can heat up to 400°C, to maintain die temperature
  • Programmable like commercial extruder
  • Quench unit has powerful misting unit, which can control water and air mix
  • Three IR pyrometers, to measure billet, exit and post-quench temperatures
  • Two meter long ageing oven

an image of the temperature monitoring systemTemperature monitoring system
Max ram speed of 27.5 mm/sMax ram speed of 27.5 mm/s
an image of the Quench unitQuench unit has powerful mist
an image of the ageing furnaceAgeing furnace (2m long)
an image of the Dies and profilesDies and profiles

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

27th February 2015