Factory of the Future
An immersive virtual reality environment where designers work alongside engineers and research staff
Swinburne recently received a record $135 million grant from Siemens to create Australia’s first fully immersed Industry 4.0 facility.
The factory houses a series of co-located studios, each with a specific function:
3-D Visualisation and Design Studio
Featuring advanced visualisation tools that allow for intuitive real-time interaction with realistic 3-D imagery.
Rapid Manufacturing Studio
Equipped with additive manufacturing tools that facilitate conversion from digital concepts to metal, plastic or ceramic prototypes.
Advanced Inspection and Machining Studio
Machining capability combined with state-of-the-art inspection equipment for developing high quality components.
Biodevice Innovation Studio
Combines electronics, optics, chemistry and biomaterials-handling with rapid prototyping to produce innovative new medical devices.
Design for Resource Efficiency Studio
For the design, development and assessment of recycling and manufacturing processes to maximise resource efficiency.