Powder to product
CSIRO aims to stimulate an Australian titanium industry with applied research on production of feedstock products including titanium sheet and wire.
Successful development of an integrated Australian titanium manufacturing industry is not only dependent on uptake of advanced manufacturing technologies in Australia, but also on Australia having a local industry capable of supplying feedstocks for advanced manufacturing.
CSIRO is pursuing applied research into new ways of manufacturing feedstocks like titanium sheet and wire from metal powder product.
In general, metal powder is suited to downstream applications such as:
- hot isostatic pressing
- metal injection molding
- cold spray
- sheet manufacture by consolidation
- additive manufacturing.
Read about our initiatives in sheet and wire production below.