Cut through: Young researcher takes top Avalon prize

DMTC’s commitment to leading-edge, industrially-relevant research has been reinforced with PhD candidate Jimmy Toton (RMIT University, Sutton Tools) taking out the Young Defence Innovator prize at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition at Avalon.

Read our media release here.

Jimmy receives his award from Defence Industry Minister the Hon Steven Ciobo MP. credit: David Jones

This collaborative project conducted at RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct is the first convincing demonstration of 3D printed steel tools that can cut titanium alloys as well as, or in some cases better than, conventional steel tools.

L-R Peter Sutton, Mark Hodge, Jimmy Toton and Mike Grogan. Image credit: David Jones

Chief Executive Officer of DMTC, Dr Mark Hodge, emphasised the importance of productivity and cost-efficiency to Australian manufacturers.

“Supply chain innovations and advances like improved tooling capability all add up to meeting performance benchmarks and positioning Australian companies to win work in local and global supply chains,” he said.

Video produced for Avalon 2019


Posted by Harry Baxter on February 27th, 2019 Tagged: , , ,