Advanced manufacturing and fabrication is driving the next wave of manufacturing excellence in Australia through the transformation of specialised materials into high performing products.
Ivan Cole, Director, RMIT Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication ECP
"We will partner with industry to drive the next wave of manufacturing excellence in Australia."
Our priority is to work on the manufacturing shift towards customisation, digitisation, international supply chains, and making manufacturing supply chains and components truly multifunctional.
We aim to get small and medium-sized enterprises up to scale to do customised products. We will help link up manufacturing across different scales, such as, the nano-scale, micro-scale and component scale, so we can make a drug, for example, and add a nano-scale anti-inflammatory coating.
We want to improve Internet of Things sensing devices, so that they can more accurately monitor the environment and produce intelligent agriculture. We are also working to improve Industry 4.0 — the digitisation of the manufacturing process.
The research skills and competencies within this ECP can be applied to any sector or organisation, regardless of size or stage of development. The primary areas where our expertise will be directed are indicated below.
Along with harnessing existing research networks and projects to respond to COVID-19, RMIT’s Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs) launched five cross-platform initiatives in June 2020 to address various key areas for post COVID-19 recovery.
The Enabling Capability Platforms initiated Concept Papers aimed at supporting the development of ideas for major interdisciplinary projects to address significant challenges requiring a truly interdisciplinary team to make substantial progress.
Dr Serene Ho’s Concept Paper titled ‘Thinking About Treaty Spatially’ is now available to view. The paper explores spatial implications of treaty for land and geospatial professionals for building a shared future.
RMIT will add value to:
We will enable industry to:
We will add to and improve sensing devices available on the Internet of Things.
We will focus on:
RMIT’s insight series aims to provide deep and accurate information on social and scientific challenges facing Australia in 2020. We will be focussing on issues when the application of science and technology can make a profound different on how we live our lives or undertake our business.
The insight series is produced by RMIT's Enabling Capability Program and will consist of up to 6 papers that will be launched progressively in 2020.
If you're not sure how you can best work with us, our team can explain what's possible and put you in touch with the right person.
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. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer