Titomic and Thales partner in titanium soldier equipment

Additive manufacturing technology company Titomic has partnered with French defence giant Thales to manufacture lighter and stronger titanium equipment for soldiers. Under the agreement Titomic will use its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) manufacturing process to develop ways for Thales to produce soldier weapons systems for the Australian and UK defence forces. The TKF process is…

Orica takes lead in Latin American explosives market

Chemicals and explosives group Orica will take the lead in the Latin American explosives market buying Exsa, Peru’s leading manufacturer and distributor of industrial explosives. Orica will pay $302 million to penetrate the region’s fastest growing market and create a step-change in the company’s manufacturing footprint. As part of the deal Orica will integrate into…

Robert Bosch invests $17 million in Clayton factory

Robert Bosch Australia has begun construction of a new $17 million Melbourne plant to house its Bosch Manufacturing Solutions operation which advises manufacturers on automation strategy and builds automation equipment and special purpose machines The company announced today that the first sod had been turned on the construction which will also house the company’s Rexroth…