Additive Manufacturing at Griffith on the Gold Coast

Adrian McCormack, a third year industrial design student at QCA on the Gold Coast produced this 3D-printed guitar

A new, dedicated facility – working across disciplines from design, engineering and business – is being established at QCA’s Gold Coast campus to support additive manufacturing. The facility will house a new SLS (selective laser sintering) 3D printer, a high-end commercial printer which allows for geometric complexity. 

GCCAR Deputy Director Jennifer Loy said that “the facility will offer a platform for learning how to transition to using this new technology”.

“These hands-on learning experiences are a part of developing greater capacity for additive manufacturing on the Gold Coast”, she added.

The initiative is a pilot for a larger facility planned for Griffith’s Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct in 2019.