Published on 05-Apr-2022

Learning hub Lab61 enters into partnership with SFDesign

Learning hub Lab61 enters into partnership with SFDesign

Lab61, a WA-based robotics training and education organisation that is 100% Indigenous and female-led, has announced a new partnership with SFDesign, an Australian design solution business.

Believed to be the only industrial partnership of its kind in Australia, the collaboration is focused on benefiting manufacturing outcomes between robotics and additive specialists.

Lab61 Managing Director Lina Velosa said the opportunity facilities the delivery of training that both skills and upskills school students along with the current workforce.

“Lab61’s training programs will be enhanced, expanding learning opportunities beyond robotics to the world of additive manufacturing and allow rapid prototyping of robotic solutions here in WA,” she said.

"SFDesign provides cutting edge AI and cloud-based 3D printing and is backed by a super talented team of more than 55 specialists, who we are looking forward to engaging as training rolls out.

Applying the wealth of knowledge from its specialist team will help educate, influence and inspire the next generation of robotics, engineering and technology specialists through hands-on learning experiences."

Lena Velosa, Lab61 managing director

Lab61 was established in 2019 to educate, influence and inspire the next generation across the rapidly emerging fields of robotics, engineering and technology. This is achieved through industry-led programs, equal opportunity and hands-on experience.

WA at forefront of robotics technology

SFDesign is Markforged’s Digital Forge platform Australian reseller, which has rolled out across more than 70 countries, and has resulted in 10 million parts being produced through the use of 3D printing technology.

The technology will be installed at Nexxis, Lab61’s parent company, to produce various industrial parts using metal and composite materials. These will be used in the manufacture of robots and other equipment.

“We are very excited about bringing Markforged’s Digital Forge to Nexxis and Lab61 to support rapid prototyping, education and maintenance needs,” said Richard Elving, Markforged director of sales Asia-Pacific.

Henri Crisp, SFDesign’s additive manufacturing manager, added the exchange of information would ensure Western Australian remained at the forefront of robotics and associated technologies.

“We’re providing educational content and course support in the form of training, workshops and joint knowledge- building exercises to expand the horizons of additive manufacturing and its contribution to robotics,” he said.

“This game-changing relationship will benefit not only the two organisations, but students, technicians and professionals looking to bolster their understanding of technology applications across a range of industries and sectors.”

Source: https://startupnews.com.au/2022/03/23/learning-hub-lab61-enters-into-partnership-with-sfdesign/ 



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