Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
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ADVANCED MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING COMMERCIALISATION PROGRAM
Amaero’s powder bed process is faster than similar machines and either removes or significantly reduces the need for post treatment works. Using 3D printing, engine components can be produced in dramatically shorter time frames - rather than taking up to two years by using a mould, a component can be made in a week.
The University of Western Australia
The technology transforms boron nitride precursor powder into boron nitride nano-onions. The nano-onions have a spherical structure comprising concentric shells of boron nitride sheets. At less than one-thousandth the diameter of a human hair, their size, hollow structure and crystalline nature, coupled with the physical and chemical properties of boron nitride, make them excellent lubricants/lubricant additives suitable for use in high temperature/pressure applications where conventional lubricants are inadequate. A provisional patent application has been filed for the technology.