Low carbon concrete defies the waves

In a world-first project, researchers and NSW Ports have incorporated waste from coal-fired power stations into low carbon Geopolymer concrete. The concrete has been cast into barricades and installed to protect the coastline at Port Kembla from extreme weather events. Steel furnace slag (SFS) Geopolymer concrete is denser than traditional concrete and emits 50 per…

Supersonic Particle Deposition proven for 3D use

Supersonic particle deposition (SPD) has been proven as a reliable additive manufacturing repair solution for aircraft and maritime structures. Defence contractor, RUAG Australia, studied SPD as a method of restoring full structural functionality to corroded surfaces. It found that SPD repairs restore the stress field in the structure and ensure that the load carrying capability…