ASM produces high purity titanium

Australian Strategic Materials’ (ASM) joint venture partner has produced 20.8 kg of high purity titanium metal, with a purity of 99.83 per cent (pictured). South Korea’s Zirconium Technology Corporation (ZironTech) produced the metal, confirming the energy usage at approximately 30 per cent of the standard titanium industry processes. The company’s metal technology energy usage is…

Amaero wins order for automotive components

Metal additive manufacturing company Amaero International has won an order from automotive component manufacturer Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec for prototype mirror components. SMR Automotive, which makes rear view mirrors and intelligent camera systems, has ordered the components for a new SUV vehicle build. Amaero said: “Additive manufactured prototypes enable the product design to be evaluated for…

Australia’s niche champions – ResMed, 5% inspiration, 95% perspiration

@AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series looks at ResMed, a company whose success owes more to business acumen than technology. By Peter Roberts. There is no doubt the development in 1981 by Professor Colin Sullivan of the University of Sydney of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for sufferers of sleep apnea has changed lives around…

Australia’s niche champion Ansell prospers in Covid times

@AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series has focused on local manufacturers who are export leaders. But there are other business models, such as rubber glove maker Ansell which is a world leader without actually manufacturing in its home market. By Peter Roberts Australian global niche manufacturing champions such as Ansell in rubber gloves and protective clothing…

Cyborg Dynamics and partners un-man ground vehicles

Cyborg Dynamics Engineering and BIA5 Pty Ltd have unveiled a truly Australian developed and produced Unmannned Ground Vehicle (UGV) (pictured). The pair, the recipients of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability priority grant have just completed 12 months of detailed design and development. Cyborg took to social media to announce: “This is TRUE sovereign capability…