Getting more from ore
The Titanium Technologies Theme mission is to develop and commercialise technologies which enable the cost efficient use of titanium metal.
Australia produces more titanium ore than the rest of the world. At current rates of production, we can expect the resource to be depleted in 90 years.
CSIRO is developing technologies to convert ore into metal, and metal into manufactured items, helping Australia to sustain the same export earnings per year and extend use of the resource for up to 9000 years.
The Titanium Theme employs 80 CSIRO research scientists and engineers to develop cutting edge technologies for titanium metal in:
- metal production
- powder to product
We also engage with industry partners, from Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to large multinational corporations, through contracted, strategic co-investment as well as consortium arrangements.
Click on one of the links above to read more about our activities.