3-D printed tool cuts through titanium, wins innovation prize

Phys.org | February 27, 2019

3-D printed tool cuts through titanium, wins innovation prize
Ph.D. candidate Jimmy Toton from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, has won the 2019 Young Defence Innovator Award and $15,000 prize at the Avalon International Airshow for the research, which was conducted with Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) and industry partner Sutton Tools.
Because the metals used in Defence and aerospace are so strong, making high-quality tools to cut them is a major, and expensive, challenge. This collaborative project conducted at RMIT's Advanced Manufacturing Precinct is the first convincing demonstration of 3-D printed steel tools that can cut titanium alloys as well as, or in some cases better than, conventional steel tools.

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