DishBrain project awarded almost $600,000 to pursue lifelong learning for AI

Funding of nearly $600,000 from the National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants Program has been awarded to Monash University-led research involving growing human brain cells onto silicon chips.  A statement from Monash University on Friday describes the new research program – led by Associate Professor Adeel Razi from the Turner Institute for Brain and…

Gekko Systems and Evident boost gold process monitoring

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) specialist Evident Industrial and Ballarat, Victoria mining equipment manufacturer Gekko Systems have joined forces to enable Gekko’s Carbon Scout device to conduct multi-element, real-time analysis of carbon in gold extraction circuits. The Carbon Scout is an automated sampling system that measures carbon concentration, as well as multi-elements analysis of pH, dissolved oxygen…

Australian Defence Apparel steps up supply chain security

Military and law enforcement uniform and equipment manufacturer Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) is expanding their existing membership of the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) to cover their Bendigo, Victoria factory. Once the membership is extended to their 5000sqm facility in Bendigo this year, ADA will be the only uniform manufacturer that has achieved DISP membership…

AusBiotech launches report on C&G manufacturing opportunities

Life sciences industry body AusBiotech has launched its National Cell and Gene Manufacturing Blueprint, which it says offers a unified and collaborative approach to expanding a sovereign cell and gene industry in Australia. According to AusBiotech, which commissioned the report, the local biotechnology sector-led effort provides recommendations on how the nation’s ecosystem can develop the…

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…