Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Institute (ADAPT)

Griffith University

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Research in safety hood working in a materials laboratory

ADaPT is an Industry 4.0. Institute that brings together multi-disciplinary expertise with leading industry partners to push the boundaries in advanced custom design, rapid prototyping and new materials. With advanced design at its centre and collaboration at its core, ADaPT combines leading-edge expertise in micro and nanoscience, complex imaging, 3D digital scanning, 3D functional modelling, bioengineering, industrial design, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and specialist expertise in designing advanced manufacturing processes. Institute is operating across its collaborating organistion - a dedicated building will open in 2021/22.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • 3D functional biomechanical models (Digital Twins)
  • Functional nano-materials
  • Spinal Repair and Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Surgery & personalised surgery guides
  • Regenerative medicine for orthopaedics
  • 3D bio-printing

Facilities and major equipment

  • EOS Formiga P110 – 3D print in plastics - Nylon 12
  • Renishaw AM400 – Industrial 3D printing - Titanium, Stainless Steel, Aluminium and Cobalt Chrome
  • 6 degree of freedom machine
  • computer aided design (CAD) suites
  • advanced post-fabrication processing

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


ADaPT 1.0, Gold Coast campus, Griffith University, Parklands Drive, QLD, 4222 (see NOTE above)

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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