Linkage-Infrastructure and Equipment Facilities Program Grants 2007


Faculty of Science and Technology

School of Engineering and Technology

LE0775721 Prof PD Hodgson; Prof BC Muddle; Prof JH Beynon; A/Prof M Ferry; A/Prof E Pereloma; A/Prof CH Davies; Dr J Nie; Prof M Brandt; Dr MR Barnett; Dr I Timokhina; Dr C Wen; Dr I Sabirov; Dr Y Durandet; Dr H Beladi; Dr RT Deam

Title: Near Net Shaped Casting and Alloy Development Facility

2007: $ 520,000


Partner Organisation(s)
Monash University
Swinburne University of Technology
The University of New South Wales

Summary: Nearly all metal production is based around an initial casting phase, often followed by other deformation and thermal processes.  This facility will allow us to study current and future advanced alloys and processing routes, including metals of strategic importance to Australia such as aluminium, titanium and magnesium.  One of the major innovations for these metals is to directly cast to strip, followed by minimal processing to provide strip products with novel properties, low capital costs and short lead times.  The outcomes from this research will support the development of   existing and new metal industries in Australia.


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

1st December 2009