Centre for Additive Manufacturing

Centre for Additive Manufacturing

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Our fundamental and applied research is driven by market requirements and focuses on design, materials and manufacturing and system development.

We provide integrated solutions to the aerospace, biomedical, defence, automotive, and power generation industries.

Our expertise spans laser technologies, materials science, digital design and additive manufacturing.

We undertake high-quality research of international standing and aim to:

  • Generate intellectual property and provide detailed technical assessment and analysis of additive manufacturing approaches for industry partners.
  • Provide advice to business, government, and non-government organisations
  • Research into 3D printing or additive manufacturing of components in advanced materials such as high performance metals, plastics and composites. By transitioning from rapid-prototyping to full-scale manufacturing of customized functional products and parts directly from design, we have removed the need for tooling.
  • Organise conferences, workshops and discussion on 3D printing technologies and applications of relevance to industry and government organisations.


Our current projects demonstrate a cross-section of our work.


Through RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, our staff access the latest in metal and polymer additive manufacturing systems as well as the high-end Computer Numerical Control machining centres.

Additionally, our researchers have access to RMIT's Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility (RMMF) and Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF) for material characterization and analysis.

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Our team

The Centre for Additive Manufacturing brings together key research staff within several schools to generate critical research mass in advanced manufacturing technology and design.

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CEO of the Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (AMCRC) Andrew McLellan, cannot speak highly enough of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing or its director Milan Brandt.

McLellan credits Professor Brandt with helping shape the focus of his Centre.

"We've been in operation for seven years, and one of the things we've highlighted is that additive manufacturing is a technology of extremely high priority for Australian manufacturers," he says.

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Centre for Additive Manufacturing

Centre Postal Address
Centre for Additive Manufacturing
RMIT University
PO Box 2476 Melbourne VIC 3001

Professor Milan Brandt
Email: milan.brandt@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 4197

Deputy Director
Professor Ma Qian
Email: ma.qian@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 4491

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.