Defence industry boost needed for national security

Increasing regional strategic uncertainties require new defence industry policies to achieve military self-sufficiency, according to to military strategists. Writing in the journal of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, David Harvey and Graeme Dunk said Australia was not prepared for conflict from fuel supplies to bullets and spare parts. They argue: “For Australia to be more…

Titomic process makes super-strong titanium parts

A $2.6 million aerospace structure research project has revealed the higher strength titanium of components made using Titomic’s (ASX: TTT) metal 3D printing technology. The research by RMIT, CSIRO and the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre (IMCRC) tested parts made with the Titomic Kinetic Fusion process (TKF). The TKF process is based on CSIRO technology.…

NSW energises industry with plan for electric bus fleet

The New South Wales state government has galvanised the bus manufacturing sector pledging to switch to an all electric bus fleet as part of the government’s privatisation plans. Minister for Transport Andrew Constance said in a statement that zero-emission buses are becoming the global standard with the significant environmental, health and operational cost benefits. Constance…