@AuManufacturing shines at National Manufacturing Week

@AuManufacturing news, and its parent the Australian Manufacturing Forum Linkedin networking group, will shine at National Manufacturing Week Eight CEOs, chosen from the Forum’s 5,000-strong membership, will feature as in previous years, in key events at this year’s leading manufacturing event from 14 to 17 May. This year the Forum and @AuManufacturing are hosting two…

RAAF and university develop novel space camera

RAAF funding has helped Western Sydney University develop a world-first space camera to be demonstrated publcly for the first time at this year’s Australian International Airshow at Avalon. The Astrosite camera, developed by the university’s International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS), can capture images of objects in space with unprecedented temporal resolution, even during the…

Energy Renaissance plans massive Darwin battery factory

Plans by UGL-backed Energy Renaissance to establish a massive lithium ion battery manufacturing facility in Australia have taken another step forward with the company selecting the technology to be used. Energy Renaissance has partnered with Connecticut-based Cadenza Innovation which has developed a novel ‘supercell’ technology which simplifys the manufacturing process and improves energy storage density.…

ANSTO expands to embrace industry

The Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and research precinct has expanded to embrace greater interaction with Australian industry. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, which runs the OPAL pool reactor, has inaugurated the ANSTO innovation precinct to extend the reach of its unique nuclear capabilities. ANSTO has long performed research for industry using instruments that…

SEA Electric enters US truck market

Electric drivetrain technology developer and manufacturer, SEA Electric is to enter the North American truck market. The company announced it would show two trucks at the ‘Work Truck Show’ in Indianapolis and California’s ‘Advanced Clean Transportation Expo’ in the next two months. The two trucks are nearing completion mounted with SEA Technology battery and drive…

Submarine build – not such a boon for Adelaide?

Defence and industry officials testifying to Senate estimates this week have cast doubt on the potential benefits to the South Australian economy of Australia’s $50 billion French submarine buy. The most damaging testimony to government assurances came from Defence’s deputy secretary, Stephen Johnson, questioned by SA Senator Penny Wong. While the government has claimed the…