University of Canterbury showcasing innovation at SouthMACH

A world first: 3D printed titanium internal combustion engine, designed and created by the University of Canterbury for the Shell Eco-Marathon car.

The University of Canterbury will be at SouthMach in the Innovation Quarter (stand 169). Come talk to UC’s academic and research staff and see innovation in action.

The Shell Eco-Marathon car, which was raced in Singapore in 2018 as part of a global student competition, will be on display at SouthMach.

The Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. In March 2018, the Eco-marathon student team came home from Singapore triumphant, after beating more than 100 teams from 21 countries at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 event by winning the Technical Innovation Award.

The team also unveiled a world first – a 3D-printed titanium internal combustion engine. The 3D printed engine will also be on display at the event for visitors to see up close.

Associate Professor Don Clucas will also be giving a seminar on Thursday 23 May. This presentation will highlight some of our 3D Printing successes and where we think the technology is heading, as well as how companies can work with us and our students.