Deakin Digital Design and Engineering Centre

The Deakin Digital Design and Engineering Centre (3DEC) was established to lead the way in creating holistic, product-focused digital design and engineering solutions. The centre focuses on integrating 3D digital technologies, developing innovative applications and using technology to improve social outcomes for the community.

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Deakin’s Digital Design and Engineering Centre (3DEC) combines design and engineering innovation with cutting-edge digital fabrication and sensor technology expertise. This collaboration is based on three core values:

  1. Integrating multi-disciplinary ingenuity
  2. People-centred solutions
  3. Improving social, economic and environmental outcomes through digital technology innovations

3DEC applies these principals to key challenges facing Australia today: digital transformation in health and society, digital disruption in manufacturing and digital innovation in infrastructure.

Led by world-class researchers and powered by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, our labs span a broad range of emerging areas, from cyber-human-physical systems and 4D printing, to metal additive manufacturing and particle engineering.

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