Titanium powder factory slated for Melbourne then UAE will now be built in US: Amaero

Additive manufacturing company Amaero International has said decisive action from the State of Tennessee in coordinating incentives will see the company locate its titanium powder factory — “as well as Amaero’s research & development and corporate headquarters” — in the United States. The company, which was spun out of Monash University in Melbourne, cited commitments…

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Archer moves biochip graphene sensor to commercial fab Semiconductor company Archer Materials has announced completion of a proof of concept biosensing graphene transistor for use in its biochip, and submitted the technology design to a commercial foundry to verify scalability. Archer is transferring its first-generation graphene field effect transistor (“gFET”) design to a foundry partner, …

Ventura selects Custom Denning buses

Victoria’s Ventura Bus Lines will increase its fleet if city buses announcing an order totalling 22 Endeavour buses from local maker Custom Denning. Ventura’s General Manager of Fleet, David Burgess visited Custom Denning’s manufacturing and production facilities in St Marys, Sydney earlier in the year looking to add to their fleet of city buses. According…

Fungi could be the next frontier in fire safety

By Tien Huynh, RMIT University; Everson Kandare, RMIT University, and Nattanan Chulikavit, RMIT University Australia is no stranger to fire-related disasters. The country experiences more than 17,000 residential fires each year. Each winter brings an increase in potential fire hazards due to the use of heaters and candles. Couple this with our already fire-prone vegetation,…

Albanese announces 30 more Bushmasters for Ukraine

Prime minister Anthony Albanese has pledged a further 30 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles to Ukraine during the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. According to a statement last night (Australian time), this takes the number of Bushmaster vehicles – built by Thales in Bendigo – pledged to 120. The total of military assistance from Australia since…

Apex Greenhouses sells minority interest to tackle climate issues

Australia and New Zealand’s largest greenhouse builder Apex Greenhouses has sold a minority interest in the company to Dutch-based greenhouse construction company GreenV B.V. GreenV is a Dutch-based aggregator of smart greenhouse technology suppliers focused on energy efficiencies and climate change issues, while Adelaide-based Apex manufactures locally and internationally. Apex Greenhouses’ Australian Chief Executive Folco…