Enabling Technologies

A strong focus of DMTC’s work for our Defence customer over the decade has been to enhance platform-independent technologies and underpinning supply chains.

DMTC’s Enabling Technologies Program uses a range of evolving technologies from leading Australian research to derive industrial outcomes, seeking to deliver both reductions in manufacturing time and cost and maintain or enhance quality and performance.

A major theme in the Program is work on advanced composites and functional materials, to characterise and assess the performance of a range of hybrid composite material candidates with regard to their potential adoption in the defence sector.

Composite materials are already widely used in the aerospace industry and in other sectors including automotive and infrastructure, however the rate of adoption in the defence sector to date has been far slower.