2011 CSIRO Titanium Challenge
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9 June 2011 | Updated 14 October 2011
And the winner is . . .
The winner of the inaugural Titanium Challenge is Callaghan Forsyth, an industrial design student at Swinburne University.
Cal won the challenge with his design for an advanced radiator with a number of sustainable benefits.
The judges felt that his entry effectively demonstrated how an item, which is currently made from a number of environmentally unfriendly materials using a laborious process, can be transformed by use of direct manufacturing. Cal's entry also showed resistance to corrosion, superior performance at high temperatures, and end of life recycling benefits offered by titanium.
Cal's submission provided a strong argument for environmental benefits of his design, as well as the simplified manufacturing process.
Our judging panel was uniformly impressed with the ideas and designs submitted for the challenge, and found deciding on a winner was a tough call!
The runner-up was the design for a Prandtl-attack tube, developed by Michael Bowen, a student of mechanical engineering from The University of Adelaide.
Cal's design will be made up as a prototype by Formero. You can get an idea of how the final prototype will look from the gallery of images of Cal's design, below.
| ||The radiator design seen as a front-on view. |
| ||A detailed view of the radiator front grid. |
| ||The radiator shown in three-quarter profile. |
| ||The runner-up, a design for a Prandtl-attack tube, developed by Michael Bowen. |
Read the Titanium Challenge 2011: Terms and Conditions.
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