A little over a week ago, a Queensland-based company announced a deal with an unnamed North American giant for countless units of a product you’ve probably seen at your local Bunnings.
Copper could be the key ingredient in improving titanium alloys for additive manufacturing. Brent Balinski spoke to RMIT’s Professor Mark Easton about recent work promising better printed parts.
It’s the beginning of December, meaning it’s time for news websites and others to look back and make sense of the year that’s nearly through, or to speculate about the one coming up. We have the same access to a functioning crystal ball as anybody else, but will take a punt on four developments for 2020.
Inventor Timothy Scott is commercialising a new 3D printer and resins, with speed, strength and other possible advantages over current light-based approaches. Brent Balinski spoke to Scott about the possibilities of volumetric production.
Trajan has been developing a world-first blood sampling device for several years. Brent Balinski spoke to company founder and chairman Stephen Tomisich about the hemaPEN – which is about to gain registration here and overseas – and where Australian companies can be competitive.
It’s been said that Australia’s population of enterprises has a “missing middle.” Within manufacturing, there is certainly a heavy weighting towards the smaller end of town. A count published in the Australian Industry Group’s Australian Manufacturing in 2019 report found that of 47,530 employing companies, 87 per cent were between 1 and 19 employees…
Major Australian wine company Randall Wine Group has acquired four more vineyards in McLaren Vale totaling 142 hectares to become the region’s largest vigneron.
Textile & Composite Industries is exporting two of its D8 hemp decorticators to a farm in Pennsylvania. The units, which retail for roughly $350,000, are the eighth generation of the machine, and are produced by Geelong engineering business Austeng. Founder of TCI, the late inventor Adrian Clarke, made his first machine in 1994. …
As the market for additive manufacturing has exploded in recent years, so has the range of solutions available. Driven by a need for answers to various limitations, a proverbial 1,000 flowers have bloomed among machine providers. Newer techniques inspired by metal injection moulding, jetting with binders, and fast curing of polymers using light and…
From the country’s woeful economic complexity rankings to building a better mousetrap, design can offer solutions. Brent Balinski spoke to Dr Brandon Gien, founder and CEO of Good Design Australia, about the topic.