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||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Powder Metallurgy of Light, Reactive and Other Non-ferrous Metals
||Advances in Titanium Research & Technology in Australia
||Stefan Gulizia, Leon Prentice, Shravan Singh
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
This keynote presentation describes the development of Australia’s titanium industry in recent times. Demand for sovereign non-renewable natural resources continues to grow in line with world demands and has become a focus of much research among Australian Government and non-Government research organizations. New pathways to produce titanium metal for affordable conversion of particulates to shaped intermediates and mill products have been developed extending the entire Additive Manufacturing value chain. From solid-state processes for direct powder manipulation of sponge precursor materials achieving significant improvements in powder morphology, flowability, particle size and distribution, to powder consolidation technologies namely Cold Spray for the manufacture of billet, preform and pipe, to name a few. Information will be provided on significant developments in Additive Manufacturing and updates are included on the commercialization of Australia’s Titanium technologies announced recently.