CSIRO Lab 22 wins Melbourne Achiever Award

Congratulations to CSIRO’s Facility Manger Chad Henry and Lab 22 for winning the coveted Melbourne Achiever Award by the Committee for Melbourne!

First published: 23/04/2015

Updated at: 28/04/2015 at 12:42 pm

Specialising in additive manufacturing (metallic 3D printing), Lab 22 accepted their award earlier this month at the Committee’s Annual Gala Dinner at Margaret Court Arena which brings together Melbourne’s senior business and community leaders. Lab 22 is part of CSIRO’s Manufacturing Flagship and this award recognised its contributions to world-leading research and innovative technology developments in Melbourne.

Chad Henry’s delight at receiving the award, “…we put a lot of effort into engaging with industry for additive manufacturing over the past 3 years. Thank you to the members of the Committee for Melbourne who visited our facility – they have a good business focus.”

Lab 22 is open to both the business sector and researchers and has played key roles in world-first projects including 3D printing a cancer patient’s heel bone for implantation, in partnership with Melbourne-based company Anatomics and St Vincent’s Hospital. This is just one of many applications that 3D printing improves the way medicine, as well as other sectors, can innovate through the development of metallic additive manufacturing.

A VPTN member, Lab 22 is so named for the atomic number of titanium and one of the materials which the facility can 3D print. We showcased Lab 22 at last year’s VPTN event Discover. Connect. Grow for their work in developing a mouthpiece to treat sleep apnoea with partner company Oventus.

The award was accepted on behalf of CSIRO by (pictured above L-R): Ros Hore, Director of CSIRO’s Melbourne Precincts, Matthew Hill, Head of integrated nonporous materials research, and Chad Henry, Manager of Lab22.

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