Significant investment in Conflux Technology to advance industrial additive manufacturing

Significant investment in Conflux Technology to advance industrial additive manufacturing

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Significant investment in Conflux Technology to advance industrial additive manufacturing

Australias Conflux Technology has received a significant investment from AM Ventures to advance thefunctional applications of metal additive manufacturing. The company is a specialist in 3D printing thermal components.

I asked Conflux Technology founder and CEO Michael Fuller more about the news.

Additive manufacturing investment fund

Founded by EOS Group CEO Dr. Hans J. Langer in 2015,AM Venturesscouts promising additive manufacturing enterprises of the future and aims to make industrial 3D Printing a key manufacturing technology.

AM Ventures has invested in numerous start ups focused on making the future of additive manufacturing a reality, includingExmet ABadditive manufacturing of amorphous metals and industrial 3D printing platform,3YOURMIND.

With a combined 30 years of 3D printing engineering experience including stints as a consultant to the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team and Sauber Motorsport AG, Conflux Technologyand their patent pending Conflux Core™heat exchanger are building the, next generation in high efficiency thermal management technologies.

Michael Fuller explains, The patented Conflux Core heat exchanger is applicable in the short term in Aerospace, Motorsport and Automotive. In the medium term, our markets then open up with Chemical processing, Oil & Gas, High Performance Computing etc. Heat exchangers are ubiquitous and therefore make for a compelling example of an AM application.

Hitherto unimaginable internal geometries

The 3D printed heat exchangers leverage the geometric freedom and structural efficiency that comes from AM.

Made using EOS M290 & M400 additive manufacturing machines the devices have a high surface area density and optimised fluid pathways. According to the company this, produces a high thermal exchange, low-weight, low-pressure drop-heat exchanger. The performance advantages were achieved within a rapid development timeline and with a minimum of prototype iterations.

Fuller says, Heat exchanger performance is entirely geometry dependent. AM offers new opportunities with hitherto unimaginable internal geometries for optimising heat flux, pressure drop and morphed topology.

While details of the investment amount are not public, 3D Printing Industry understand that the Conflux Technology will be making some exciting key hire announcements soon.

AMVs Director of Business Development, Arno Held, had this to say about the latest member of the portfolio,

We are particularly happy about this opportunity, as the Conflux team has impressively demonstrated how well it understands metal AM technology. Complex structures in challenging environments require not only the highest standard of machine technology to produce parts but also the best engineering skills to design the right products. Conflux capabilities will become a great addition to our already excellent portfolio of Additive Manufacturing related companies.

Conflux say the investment represents a step change in Australias AM capabilities and the validation of Federal Government innovation policy. The company also acknowledges the importance of partnerships, specifically the CSIRO and Deakin University.

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Featured image shows the Conflux Technology additive manufactured Conflux Core™ Heat Exchanger.

Michael Petch is the editor-in-chief at 3DPI and the author of several books on 3D printing. He is a regular keynote speaker at technology conferences where he has delivered presentations such as 3D printing with graphene and ceramics and the use of technology to enhance food security. Michael is most interested in the science behind emerging technology and the accompanying economic and social implications.

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