Highlights from the 4th International Forum on Additive Manufacturing 

By RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and Centre for Additive Manufacture The 4th International Forum on Additive Manufacturing, delivered virtually on 9 September, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia proved by all accounts to be a great success.  The Forum general chair Professor Milan Brandt of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing, RMIT University attracted a number of international,…

Nufarm announces $456 million net loss

ASX-listed agricultural chemical business Nufarm has announced a full-year net loss of $456 million, down from a $38.3 million profit a year ago. The results included $215 million in impairments from its European assets, and the sale of its South American operations to Sumitomo Chemical for $1.2 billion, completed in April. “The agricultural markets in…

Graphene strengthens composites in trials with Fremantle boat builder

ASX-listed First Graphene has announced a successful trial of graphene powders incorporated into composite construction materials with collaborator Ascent Shipwrights.   According to the Perth-based graphene supplier, initial test work incorporating different proportions of graphene at 0.25, 0.5 and 1 per cent into a fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) laminate showed improvements in ultimate flexural strength.  …