The Australian Financial Review reports that Cochlear is trialling a completely internal version of its hearing devices on one patient, and is looking to do so in 10 or so patients over the next two years.
Following the success of CEA Technologies CEAFAR maritime radars, Defence Industry Minister Pyne has announced a second company will be encouraged into the radar field.
Gilmour Space Technologies has raised $19 m from companies including Main Sequence Ventures (which manages CSIRO’s Innovation Fund), Blackbird Ventures and the US-based 500 Start-ups. The company is aiming to address a bottleneck in launches for the booming nano-satellite market, catered to by about a half-dozen operators globally.
AuManufacturing’s first featured member is Byron Kennedy of SPEE3D, who shares some thoughts about bringing new manufacturing technology to market in Australia. His company specialises in a novel method of additively manufacturing parts through “supersonic 3D deposition”, with metal powders fired precisely and at triple the speed of sound onto a surface.
AMTIL has launched a program to improve access to Victoria’s 3D printing infrastructure and assist those looking to adopt 3DP in their businesses.
Winners of the second round of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund have been announced today. The 15 SA and Victorian companies share in $19 million worth of assistance, aimed at helping them transition to higher-value products.
Karen Stanton of Heat Treatment Australia writes in Defence Connect about a shift towards greater collaboration among defence manufacturers. HTA developed vacuum brazing technology for JSF parts and has won more and more defence work in the years since. According to Stanton, more companies are beginning to understand that partnering with others can be mutually…
An interesting yarn that appeared in Engineers Australia’s magazine a while ago is now online. Additive manufacturing is the future, and it’s time we take it seriously In it, Alex Kingsbury and Professor Ian GIbson of Deakin make the case for an Australia Makes, similar to America makes, to help build on the country’s early…