Conflux Technology is an Advanced Manufacturing operation focussed on the design, development and serial production of parts utilising direct metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology.
We have 30 years of AM design and development experience, and over 15 years of experience within the engineering departments of world leading automotive motorsport organisations such as Mercedes F1, BMW F1 and Honda F1.
Our team of experts can help your business realise the potential of metal AM technology.
Manufacturing is changing rapidly. Leading organisations are embracing the unique capabilities of AM to improve product performance and innovation speed, and gain competitive advantage. However, integrating AM into existing process poses considerable challenges for those without existing expertise.
Conflux Technology works with organisations through pain-point identification, solution ideation, concept development and selection, engineering design and simulation, prototype production and validation testing, so they can realise the power of AM.
Below is a primary example of the disruptive power of AM. Using the geometric freedoms of AM, Conflux Technology designed and patented a high surface area density to volume ratio, compact heat exchanger with considerable performance and numerous industry applications.
If you're interested in what AM can do for your organisation, contact us to arrange a consultation.
Conflux Technology is opening calls for people and organisations to embrace the power of AM. We're particularly interested in working with industry leaders who are:
This technology presents an incredible opportunity for those who value superior product performance, innovation speed and efficiency. We look forward to helping you realise the potential of AM for your organisation.
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10th July 2017 - Geelong, Victoria: AM Ventures Holding GmbH (AMV), sister company of EOS GmbH, has made a significant investment in Australian based Additive Manufacturing (AM) operation Conflux Technology. This investment is an acknowledgement of Conflux Technology’s expertise in the functional applications of metal AM specialising in thermal components. The Conflux Technology engineering team has a combined 30 years of design for Additive Manufacturing (AM) and development experience. AM Ventures and Conflux Technology are launching this partnership with the patent pending Conflux CoreTM heat exchanger that has broad industry applications and represents the next generation in high efficiency thermal management technologies.
Marking a step change in Australia’s AM capabilities and the validation of Federal Government innovation policy, this continued growth of the local Advanced Manufacturing industry has been assisted through partnership with the CSIRO and Deakin University.
CEO and Founder, Michael Fuller has a clear vision for Conflux Technology’s role in the industry; ”The advent of metal Additive Manufacturing is a global phenomenon. With metal AM growth running at 40%CAGR, Conflux Technology is perfectly positioned to assist businesses across multiple industry sectors realise this potential. The Conflux CoreTM heat exchanger technology is the perfect demonstration of our capabilities, and now, with the support from our partners AM Ventures and technical leadership of EOS, we look forward to expanding our reach and facilitating the growth of Additive Manufacturing.”
AMV’s Director of Business Development, Arno Held, is excited about an excellent addition to the company’s portfolio: ”We are particularly happy about this opportunity, as the Conflux team has impressively demonstrated how well it understands metal AM technology. Complex structures in challenging environments require not only the highest standard of machine technology to produce parts but also the best engineering skills to design the right products. Conflux’ capabilities will become a great addition to our already excellent portfolio of Additive Manufacturing related companies.
About AM Ventures
AM Ventures Holding GmbH (AMV) is an independent, strategic investor focusing on Advanced Manufacturing in general and industrial 3D Printing in particular. The company was founded by Dr. Hans J. Langer, CEO of the EOS Group, in 2015. With the aim of making industrial 3D Printing a key manufacturing technology of the future, AMV funds and develops innovative start-ups which focus on industrial-3D-Printing-related hardware, software, materials or applications. AMV also establishes and operates production sites based on Additive Manufacturing for specific and mass produced applications. Moreover, the company provides Start-upswith unique access to the technologies, expert know-how and the business network of the Langer group – such as EOS, the global technology leader for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers and ScanLab, the technology leader for high-precision scanning systems. www.amv.ventures; www.eos.info
About Conflux Technology
Conflux Technology is an Advanced Manufacturing operation focused on the design, development and serial production of parts utilising direct metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. With over 30 years of AM design and development experience, Conflux Technology are experts in helping various organisations leverage the advantages of AM solutions, including thermal management with its patent pending Conflux CoreTM heat exchanger.
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At the heart of Industry 4.0 are platform technologies such as Additive Manufacturing (AM). Leading organisations have identified this and are utilising the unique characteristics offered by AM to achieve competitive advantage in both product performance and innovation speed. The remaining majority now risk falling behind, as they struggle to match AM driven advances, due to a lack of internal curiosity, innovation capability and a subsequent inability to integrate AM into existing processes.
To overcome this hurdle, organisations must look to leaders in AM to guide them towards the horizon. Through their AM consulting arm, Conflux Technology audits an organisation’s current product offerings and development capabilities and crucially identifies short, medium and long-term value opportunities through the adoption of AM. There are inherent business model implications with AM and taming an organisation’s expectations is just the first step. Conflux Technology works with customers through pain-point identification, solution ideation, concept development and selection, engineering design and simulation, prototype production and validation testing. The demonstration of low-volume serial production is carried out by Conflux Technology prior to a process of knowledge transfer and AM capacity building within an organisation’s existing supply chain. This reduces technology adoption risk and addresses a vital capability gap, thus allowing organisations to realise AM’s potential.
The Conflux CoreTM heat exchanger is an example of what is achievable. Leveraging the geometric freedoms of AM, structural efficiencies have been achieved whilst a high surface area density, combined with optimised fluid pathways, produces a high thermal exchange, low-weight, low-pressure drop-heat exchanger. The performance advantages were achieved within a rapid development timeline and with a minimum of prototype iterations. With no tooling implications to consider, multiple variants can be manufactured simultaneously. This AM implementation is just one example of a rapidly expanding market, that is seizing the numerous advantages of AM led product development, such as dramatically improved design freedom, iteration speed and efficiency.
The increased geometric complexity, achievable by way of AM, creates numerous opportunities for advancements in product performance. These complexities are achieved whilst simultaneously reducing part count with hybrid-function designs, and with that, locations of potential failure. The downstream opportunities are not limited to procurement optimisation, service streamlining and decentralised, near-point-of-use production. This unlocks resources which can be aimed towards expanding an organisations capability, increasing risk-appetite, fostering creativity and ultimately accelerating rates of advancement.
Conflux Technology was established in Australia due to the founder, Michael Fuller, growing up in Melbourne. Having worked closely with and for German organisations in the past, Michael knew that the leaders in metal AM were based in Krailling, Munich. EOS GmbH and sister company AM Ventures are the pioneers of metal AM technology, materials and ecosystem development. AMVentures have made an investment in Conflux Technology who now have the backing of the world’s leading metal AM technology group.
Conflux Technology has also developed a strong strategic partnership network in Australia. A close association with the CSIRO (www.csiro.au) has seen the Conflux CoreTM mathematically modelled using CSIRO’s significant Computational Fluid Dynamics capabilities and the opportunity to commercialise AM specific applications together. Deakin University has supported Conflux Technology through the ‘valley-of-death’ startup phase, giving access to offices, workshop facilities and now are planning joint AM materials R&D.
One of the limits-to-growth for industrial AM has been identified as a lack of skilled and experienced people. Conflux Technology is working on an education program to accelerate the development of the next generation of AM engineers. Whilst currently in development, this program will focus specifically on AM, providing post graduate engineers with the opportunity to specialise in this rapidly expanding field.
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