Geelong, Victoria: Conflux Technology is pleased to announce that Conflux will utilise the ANSYS multi-physics simulation suite of solutions exclusively in the development of next generation, additive manufactured heat exchangers. Conflux engineers integrate ANSYS simulation tools in the design process to optimise structural geometries, develop 3D surface features for heat transfer and predict additive manufacturing process parameter effects.

Conflux Technology CEO and Founder, Michael Fuller explained that “Conflux heat exchangers derive their performance from highly complex geometries that make use of the inherent freedoms afforded by Additive Manufacturing. Each of our designs are bespoke and often asymmetrical which requires the most powerful simulation tools for accurate performance prediction and design optimisation. In working with ANSYS and with local support from LEAP Australia, we have found the right engineering software partners to work closely with us to further improve our product performance and deliver superior value to our customers.”

“We’re excited to work with Conflux to provide their engineers with the right multi-physics simulation tools and help them further develop their next generation heat exchangers as their designs begin to be implemented across industries such as automotive, aerospace and defence” says Greg Horner, Managing Director, LEAP Australia.

Paul Lethbridge, senior manager, ANSYS Startup Program, explains that “ANSYS simulation software enables Conflux engineers to efficiently and cost effectively create and explore virtual prototypes of hundreds of possible designs as they strive to deliver optimal thermal efficiency in their compact, light-weight heat exchangers. ANSYS simulation allows Conflux engineers to understand design and performance trade-offs that occur when creating bespoke heat exchangers that can fit into a customer’s available space, often within tight time-to-market and budget constraints.”

About Conflux Technology

Conflux Technology is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) engineering company focused on the design and development of heat exchangers utilising AM technology. With a team of scientists and engineers covering thermo and fluid dynamics, engineering design and metal AM process optimisation, Conflux Technology are the experts in helping organisations leverage AM in the solutions to thermal management problems.

About LEAP Australia

Established in 1996, LEAP is a leading provider of engineering, simulation and enterprise software and services for all industries across Australia and New Zealand. Using software technology such as CAD, PLM, Simulation, IoT and Augmented Reality from market leaders ANSYS & PTC, LEAP has assisted thousands of companies across ANZ to modernise their product development tools and processes.


Conflux Technology will work alongside world's leading industrial 3D printing technology supplier EOS to bring additive manufacturing to the Australian and New Zealand markets

Geelong, Australia, August 30th, 2018 – Conflux Technology has become an Australian and New Zealand agent for EOS additive manufacturing (AM) solutions. Being an Australian end-to-end AM applications company with more than 20 years of combined expertise, Conflux Technology has been selected by EOS in order to have experienced personnel on the ground. EOS is the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, also known as additive manufacturing.
The increased focus on the Australasian market is timely for local manufacturers, as forward-looking businesses are rapidly evolving their design and manufacturing capability to take advantage of industrial 3D printing.
A strong partnership to advance industrial production
Dr. Hans J. Langer, CEO & Chairman of the EOS GROUP, states: “We have observed an increased appetite for industrial 3D printing technology in Australia. The technology is substantially changing the way we design and manufacture parts, enabling applications that weren’t thinkable before. In Australia we currently see the biggest potential for industrial 3D printing in industries such as mining, aerospace, medical and transportation.
We at EOS choose to collaborate with Conflux Technology as they are a strong local technology partner with in-depth industrial 3D printing know-how. Together we are sustainably developing the Australian market for AM solutions.
Conflux’s strong team and IP portfolio are a showcase example of how companies can effectively use AM technology to manufacture and offer high-performance thermal and fluid applications to both the local and global markets.”
Michael Fuller, CEO & Chairman of Conflux Technology, says: “Conflux Technology was founded with the mission: Pioneering Thermal Technology. By developing applications based on powder bed AM technology we are well underway. In EOS we have partnered with the pioneer of laser-based, powder bed additive manufacturing platforms – a technically superior manufacturer and global leader.
EOS has now looked to Australia and New Zealand and seen the opportunity to further develop these markets, in collaboration with Conflux Technology. Our team are world leading experts in developing applications of AM and we require the best technologies to bring superior solutions to our customers. We will now work alongside EOS to help bring this capability to the Australian and New Zealand markets and ultimately contribute to the rollout of Industry 4.0.”
Conflux Technology is an Australian AM applications leader
Conflux Technology is an end-to-end AM applications company based in Australia. Its advanced manufacturing operations encompass the design and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis of parts. Its expert team have worked with AM for over two decades and possess a deep understanding of designing for AM technology and developing geometry specific parameters for optimal production. This knowledge is combined with extensive market experience, gained at senior levels in aerospace, defence and motorsports industries.
Conflux’s Additive Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (AMEC) is located in the heart of the Geelong Innovation Precinct, south-west of Melbourne. It is now complemented by a showroom where an EOS M 290 system for additive manufacturing with metal materials is on display.
EOS M 290: Benchmark for industrial 3D printing of high-quality metal parts
The EOS M 290 allows fast, flexible and cost-effective production of metal parts directly from CAD data. The system is used in a wide range of areas, among them
the aerospace, medical, tooling, and automotive industries – in applications where individualisation, complex geometries and functional integration are key.
Conflux is using the EOS M 290 to develop cutting edge thermal and fluid applications for a range of market verticals. It enables Conflux to manufacture geometric features, repeatably, that are not possible with other AM machine solution providers, and to deliver products that are unmatched in performance and packaging.

About Conflux

Conflux Technology is an end-to-end AM applications company based in Australia. Its advanced manufacturing operations encompass the design and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis of parts. Its expert team have worked with AM for over 20 years and possess a deep understanding of designing for AM technology and developing geometry specific parameters for optimal production. This knowledge is combined with extensive market experience, gained at senior levels in aerospace, defence and motorsports industries.
About EOS
EOS is the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.


Conflux Technology Expands With New Appointments in Preparation for 2018


Geelong, Victoria: Australian start-up, Conflux Technology, has made several appointments following a recent investment by the Additive Manufacturing (AM) investment firm, AM Ventures Holding GmbH.  Conflux now greets their increasing customer enquiry with the best team possible, laying the foundation for future success. The executive positions cover Design Engineering, Research & Development, Business Development and Finance/Administration. Underpinning the executive team, the final Board position has been filled with the appointment of an experienced Independent Director.

Conflux Technology founder and CEO, Michael Fuller, had this to say. “We have managed to attract world class people to Conflux Technology.  The breadth of skills and depth of experience in this launch team is both our foundation and scaffold for growth.  I’m very humbled to work alongside professionals of this calibre and our customer/partners are already reaping the benefits. The Board is complete, and Conflux Technology now has a rich blend of entrepreneurial and independent directors with domain expertise across our value chain.   Conflux is a sharply focussed AM applications company. I’m thrilled that we are already solving complex thermal and fluid problems whilst reducing our customers’ technology risks and smoothing the adoption of Additive Manufacturing.” 

Glenn Rees, who joins Conflux in the role of Head of Engineering, has 20 years of motorsport engineering experience, most recently as Chief Design Engineer at Prodrive Racing Australia. Glenn is a world class engineering manager who has lead cross-disciplinary teams and held ultimate responsibility for the design of complete vehicles.  With race victories and championship successes across the globe, Glenn brings a winning formula to Conflux Technology.

“It’s no coincidence that high end motorsport has been an early adopter of AM technology. To be competitive requires constant innovation, rapid development and well-engineered solutions. I’m very excited to bring this approach to Conflux Technology and to use AM to help deliver a competitive advantage for our customers.” - Glenn Rees

Kevin Hazlehurst joins Conflux as Head of Research & Development.  Kevin’s PhD was focused on the adoption of AM laser melting technology for a medical application.  His 4 years of post-doc experience have seen him develop technical and commercial expertise in the design and implementations of AM technology at a systems level, across a broad range of industries.  Kevin has previously worked with both EOS GmbH and Renishaw plc and brings to Conflux a unique blend of deep technical expertise and commercial acumen.

“I’m extremely pleased to have joined Conflux in its start-up phase and I’m really excited by the work that lies ahead. Our team at Conflux maybe small at present, however, it is unique in possessing all of the necessary core competences that will enable Conflux to solve complex AM problems in technologically advanced industries.” - Kevin Hazlehurst

Conflux Technology’s new Head of Business Development, Ben Batagol, arrives from Australian based AM service bureau, Amaero, where he managed global sales, marketing and business development. Ben was instrumental in developing Amaero, from a start-up through to a leading provider of AM bureau services globally.  Ben’s 17 years of commercial expertise within the aerospace, defence and biomedical sectors sees Conflux Technology make a strong statement to these industries. 

“I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic team to assist in catapulting Conflux forward.  I see huge potential in the rapidly evolving demand for applications based AM solutions, combined with Conflux’s deep understanding of thermal and fluid programs for global markets.” - Ben Batagol

Chartered Accountant, Sam Gascoigne has stepped into the role of Head of Finance and Administration, bringing a wide range of expertise including strategic planning, analysis, oversight, forecasting and process improvement. Sam also has assumed the role of Company Secretary with the Board relying on him for advice ranging from statutory duties, corporate governance and effective board processes. 

“I am very excited to join the Conflux team. I look forward to building lean systems to future-proof our internal processes; ensuring compliance, creating governance structures and assisting Conflux to realise its potential through robust financial management and strategic oversight.” - Sam Gascoigne

Further strengthening the direction of Conflux Technology, Max Gillard has joined the Board as anIndependent Director. Max spent 40 years working for Toyota, most recently as President & CEO of Toyota Technical Centre Asia Pacific (Australia), and brings a wealth of Board and management experience in automotive, product development and advanced technologies. 

“I believe that Conflux Technology is a truly innovative Company that has much to offer its Customers and Industry at large. The recently announced appointments will secure its foundation and future and ensure its success. I am very pleased to be appointed to the Board where I can share and utilise my experience gained as a Board Member and Development Engineer.” - Max Gillard

About Conflux Technology
Conflux Technology is an Additive Manufacturing applications company focussed on delivering innovative solutions to thermal and fluid challenges. The knowledge gained through the process of developing the patented Conflux CoreTM heat exchanger, sees Conflux Technology help organisations leverage the advantages of AM solutions in their own thermal and fluid system challenges.  Conflux helps customers reduce technology risk on their AM journey and engineer solutions that ensure competitive advantages are embedded during their transition to Industry 4.0.

AM-Ventures Makes Significant Investment in Conflux Technology


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.


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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