SEED PROJECTS 17-18

ABOUT THE DIN

Munitions Alloy Design, Processing & Field Application

Project Lead Organisation:
University of New South Wales

Industry:
Advance Alloy Holdings P/L
Thales

DIN Funding:
$50,000

Industry Funding:
$50,000

 

Advanced Alloy Holdings (AAH) specialises in the discovery and development of radically new advanced alloys, centralised around high entropy brasses and bronzes which can be produced more cheaply and with enhanced physical properties.

In 2018, AAH partnered with the University of New South Wales and Thales on a DIN Seed Project to design, develop and test two new specialised alloy materials, specifically for lighter, stronger munitions cartridge materials. These new alloys are cost-effective and exhibit enhanced mechanical performance, whilst maintaining formability and are lighter than traditionally used materials.

This new generation of alloys could offer ammunition that are lighter, cooler, faster and more accurate than conventional ammunition, and could provide the Australian Defence Force with decisive advantages over traditional 70/30 brass.

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