AML3D sells another large 3D printer to US Navy

Additive manufacturing equipment manufacturer AML3D has announced the sale of an industrial-scale ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’ Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) metal 3D printing system to be located at the US Navy’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) in Danville, Virginia. The order, received from AML3D’s value added reseller Philips Corporation, for AML3D’s largest ARCEMY…

Siemens signs Gilmour on as industrial software user

Venture-backed launch company Gilmour Space Technologies has announced it will roll out industrial design and product lifecycle management software from Siemens across its Queensland facilities. In a statement from Siemens on Thursday, software from its Xcelerator portfolio would help increase Gilmour’s “cross-functional collaboration through unified digital frameworks across various areas” including the launch vehicles and…

RAAF aircraft to get local paint job

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has signed a three-year strategic agreement with family-owned Flying Colours Aviation (FCA) to paint the Royal Australian Air Force’s E-7A Wedgetail and P-8A Poseidon aircraft as part of deeper maintenance services now being performed onshore. The Wedgetail is a twin-engine airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft based on the Boeing 737…

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XTEK’s HighCom awarded new armour order XTEK has announced that its HighCom Armor Solutions division has received an international purchase order to supply ballistic body armour to an undisclosed European customer, worth $2.6 million. Scott Basham, XTEK Group’s CEO, said on Monday that the armour business — across manufacturing in Columbus, Ohio, XTclave technology development…

Pacific Energy awarded $2.4 million grant to boost production

The Western Australian government has awarded remote energy generation company Pacific Energy $2.4 million in funding through the Investment Attraction Fund, which the company says will be used to strengthen its renewable energy division’s manufacturing operation and diversify the state’s economy. Pacific Energy said in a statement on Tuesday that the grant recognises its “ability…

WA funds Northam hydrogen project

The Western Australian government’s Investment Attraction Fund has committed $148.4 million for 40 new projects, including $5 million for one of the state’s first end-to-end green hydrogen production systems. Infinite Green Energy’s (IGE’s) green hydrogen production system in Northam in the state’s wheatbelt will host the small scale green hydrogen production system to supply the…