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Australian Synchotron

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.

ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research. Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year. Conflux’s relationship with ANSTO allows us to bring these benefits to our customers by ensuring the best minds and most advanced tools are brought to bear on their most challenging technical problems.

The ANSTO’s Australian Synchrotron is a major research facility located in Melbourne. Conflux use its beam line to perform ultra-high resolution X-Ray scanning on our AM heat exchange structures (links to a section in Services/what we do). We use this data to quantify porosity, identify critical defects, measure surface roughness and inform AM process parameter changes to optimise performance and production efficiency.

It is a unique combination of expertise with Conflux’s AM heat exchanger engineering and ANSTO’s world-class analysis instruments. This alliance demonstrates how Conflux strives for Excellence in solving our customers critical problems.

AM Ventures

AM Ventures is the leading venture capital firm in additive manufacturing and has an extensive portfolio of successful international companies. They possess in-depth technology know-how and are well connected with the most relevant players in the field of industrial 3D printing. As an investment partner, they provide an industry-leading ecosystem of sustainable strategic investments and access to advanced production technologies.

This network includes access to a pool of industry experts, each one with decades of experience in engineering, production or executive management. Partnering with AM Ventures also provides the opportunity to connect with sister companies within additive manufacturing from leading hardware providers to advanced production hubs around the world.

Deakin University

Deakin University provides an outstanding set of industry-focused research and education facilities that are perfectly suited to the advancement of AM based heat transfer applications.

Conflux has ready access to research staff as well as an enviable list of material characterisation testing equipment held within Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM).

Deakin’s Jane den Hollander building, the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) is a world class undergraduate and Masters education facility that provides Conflux with a source of next-generation AM engineers.

Deakin is ranked in the top 1 per cent of global major international universities under the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities and is particularly well known for strong industry connections and technological leadership.

With over 40 years of experience as one of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin has won numerous awards and teaches over 60,000 students each year.


ManuFutures is a purpose-built, advanced manufacturing innovation hub located at Deakin University. With close proximity to Deakin’s IFM laboratories and test equipment Conflux can accelerate customer projects and internal R&D with ready access to facilities and research staff.

In partnership with Deakin University, the Manufutures business hub enables Conflux to harness the combination of our capabilities with the university’s industry-focused research scientists and complimentary resources. Our access to IFM has accelerates our material characterisation research.

“Manufutures allows commercial businesses to collaborate with leading research centres including the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training, the Institute for Frontier Materials, the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research and faculties including Health, and Science, Engineering and Built Environment.” – Deakin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander (ret.)