A photogtraph of a light weight engine block made from a magnesium alloy.

CSIRO's metallic and ceramic materials team have expertise in areas such as developing new light weight alloys.

Metals and ceramics design and processing

CSIRO researchers are developing novel materials and cost-effective production processes to meet the needs of industry.

  • 11 March 2010 | Updated 24 September 2012

Introduction

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A deep understanding of the properties and performance of materials, together with significant expertise in manufacturing processes, enables our team to develop novel materials and cost-effective production processes to meet industry demand.

Our multidisciplinary team includes ceramicists, engineers, metallurgists, modellers and physicists. We offer expertise in the following areas:

  • particulate processing
  • casting technology
  • electronic ceramics and composites
  • nanostructured or ultra-fine grain materials
  • wear resistant materials and hard surfaces
  • alloy forming technologies
  • light alloy engineering.