Let there be light - Part 2

IN fabrication the research goals are to eliminate steps in the fabrication process as a way of reducing costs, to design new alloys and treatments that allow weight-saving in metal products, and to create an Australian centre of excellence for the design of magnesium products for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries.

For titanium, the aim is to characterise ilmenite ores for upgrading and production efficiency, to develop a new, low-cost way to make titanium metal that will halve present costs and to develop new