Mr Justen Bremmell pours molten slag and alloy from a bath smelting facility.
International collaboration in manufacturing, materials and minerals
CSIRO works with industry leaders around the world to develop sustainable products, processes and services and to provide solutions for the exploration, mining, minerals processing and metal production industries.
CSIRO draws on the skills of our scientists across many different disciplines to solve problems and develop new technology related to manufacturing, materials and minerals.
Materials and manufacturing
CSIRO is developing new materials and manufacturing processes to solve industry challenges. CSIRO’s research areas include:
- innovative technologies for the plastics industry
- flexible electronics
- super-light magnesium and aluminium alloys
- controlled free radical polymerisation
- biomedical materials
- metals and ceramics design and processing
- carbon steel materials
- sustainable chemical manufacturing
- advanced fibrous materials
- advanced engineered components
- titanium processing and manufacturing.
CSIRO provides science and engineering solutions for the mining industries while delivering benefits to the economy, society and the environment. CSIRO’s research areas include:
- exploration strategies and technologies
- mine design, equipment and procedures
- ore deposit geology and geochemistry
- remote-operated mining technology
- metal mining and production
- measurement tools for mining, mineral processing and metal production
- fluids process modelling
- advanced processing technologies.
CSIRO encourages and supports global partnerships in order to:
- Share knowledge with other world-leading science organisations
- Support industry to improve products and processes
- Develop and commercialise new technology
- Help developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development
- Collaboratively create a more sustainable world.
CSIRO’s international collaborations involve regional organisations, industry, SMEs, governments and science agencies around the world. Our partners include:
- Rio Tinto Alcan
- NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas (USA)
- Light Metals Research Centre, University of Auckland
- ERSDAC (Japan)
- Syncrude (Canada)
- Hydro Aluminium (Norway)
- Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (USA)
- CSIRO Chile International Centre of Excellence in Mining and Mineral Processing.
Examples of international collaboration
CSIRO welcomes enquiries about potential new collaborations. Please use the contact details at right.
Read more about CSIRO's International Activities.