World leading 3D printing company ‘Luyten’ partners with RMIT Centre for Innovation Structures and Materials
LUYTEN RMIT Partnership Press Release
1 Sept 2022
The partnership will see Luyten provide CISM with a dedicated 3D printing system in its facility in Melbourne, Victoria
Cutting-edge Australian 3D printing building and construction company, Luyten, has formed an historic partnership with RMIT’s Centre for Innovation Structures and Materials (CISM) to progress
the involvement of 3D printing technologies in contemporary architecture and construction research.
The partnership will see Luyten provide CISM with a dedicated 3D printing system in its facility in Melbourne, Victoria to support the centre’s research activities. Luyten will also provide ongoing technical support as part of the relationship.
According to Ahmed Mahil, founder and CEO of Luyten, the new partnership with CISM is an exciting opportunity to boost the investigations of potential 3D printing applications in building and construction research.
“CISM is revered the world over for its pioneering work on the theoretical development and practical application of various structural optimisation techniques in the architecture and
construction sector,” Mahil said.
“These techniques have been used by thousands of engineers and architects around the world to design innovative buildings and bridges, and to create novel microstructures of materials and composites.
“As the world continues to recognise and adopt the benefits of 3D printing in the building and construction sector, it is important that a centre of CISM’s calibre and core role across the sector is able to work with the most innovative 3D printing technology available.
“Given Luyten is the designer and manufacturer of one of the world’s leading ranges of 3D printers for the building and construction industry, we are delighted that we are able to join forces with CISM by providing them with our technology.”
Dr Mohamed Gomaa of CISM stated that Luyten 3D printer will facilitate the physical prototyping process, which is an integral part of the research at CISM.
“The printing system will be used in conjunction with different CISM-developed tools to produce 3D printed structures from sustainable and/or recycled materials as part of the ongoing research on the digital manufacturing of earth materials,” Dr Gomaa said.
“CISM research team always pursues innovative ways to create sustainable, free-form architecture and structures. Using 3D printing technologies enables us to reach high freedom of design, with a well optimised raw material consumption.”
Mahil added that Luyten is achieving some extraordinary things as it builds ground-breaking partnerships with key research and educational institutions across the world.
In 2021, Luyten signed an MOU with the University of NSW to develop the capability to provide 3D printing solutions for buildings and other structures on the moon. In addition, the company has signed a number of commercial agreements to build high volume low cost 3D printed housing in the Philippines and in the Northern Territory, Australia.
“Luyten’s broad ranging experience and expertise has positioned the company well to collaborate with CISM in its research and we are looking forward to seeing the wonderful developments achieved using our world-leading Australian owned and developed technology,” Mahil said.