Auto parts repairs revolutionised with 3D printing

A joint industry-research 3D printing robot, Repairbot, has successfully repaired an automotive part using 3D printing techniques. In a world-first, Repairbot 3D printed a replacement lug onto an automotive headlamp assembly as part of a project underway at Swinburne University. An in-house formulated polypropylene composite material, developed by Swinburne’s materials scientist Dr Mostafa Nikzad, was…