DroneShield updates sensor to detect drones 8km away

Drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield has released an updated version of its far-reaching detection system christened the RfOne MKII sensor (picture). Used for drone detection, identification and tracking at distances of up to eight kilometres, the installation of a number of devices allows accurate triangulation of drones intruding into controlled airspace. RfOne MKII incorporates…

Doubly good news on local battery manufacture

Two potential Australian manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries have announced important steps forward in their local plans, with one supported by the Advanced Manufacturing growth centre. AMGC announced co-funding for Energy Renaissance which aims to become Australia’s first utility-scale Li-ion battery manufacturer on the same day Magnis Energy Technologies secured new development partners for its project…

$2 million of federal funding announced for new prefab hub

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has been awarded $2 million to manage a new Innovation Hub for the prefabricated building industry. A feasibility study for the hub was announced in June last year. Federal industry minister Karen Andrews said on Friday that the new hub would be part of a “coordinated national network of Innovation Labs” to…

Synertec to commercialise Chinese waste process

Engineering design and construction firm Synertec Corporation is to commercialise a Chinese-developed technology for cleaning up toxic wastes from the oil and gas industry. The company, which provides solutions to the oil and gas and pharmaceutical sectors (pictured), is funding the technology owned by Sichuan GreenTech Environmental. Synertec told investors that Greentech’s initial pilot programmes…

AML3D expands in Edinburgh Parks

Additive manufacturing technology company AML3D is rapidly expanding its Edinburgh Parks manufacturing facility north of Adelaide. The company is installing five new automated robotic welders (pictured), bringing the total at the plant to seven. The expansion of AML3D, which is commercialising a proprietary Wire Additive Manufacturing (WAM) technology, comes as the company is moving to…