Graphene could revolutionise the 3D printing process due to its unique one-atom thick structure.
Graphene could revolutionise the 3D printing process due to its unique one-atom thick structure.

The agreement with CSIRO is focussed on a white paper study which will identify technological problems or gaps in the intended market that could be addressed by a research and development programme and deliver commercial solutions. The study is expected to take six weeks. Subject to a successful outcome, it may lead to a longer-term relationship between Graphtech and the CSIRO.

Graphene could revolutionise the 3D printing process due to its unique one-atom thick structure coupled with its strength, flexibility and ability to conduct electricity better than traditional metals such as copper.

"We are very pleased to be undertaking this research with CSIRO and view it as a first step towards a longer term research and development programme that will be framed to achieve a commercially focussed outcome,” said Frank Pertile, Managing Director of 3D Group Pty Ltd commented. “We, like many in the 3D printing industry are very excited by the prospect of incorporating graphite/graphene into 3D printing materials and are confident that by working with CSIRO we can achieve a world class result."