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iKAD Engineering buts AML3D’s Arcemy additive manufacturing system Perth structural engineering business iKAD Engineering (pictured) has purchased AML3D’s Arcemy robotic Wire Arc Manufacturing (WAM) system to rapidly manufacture large scale structures of multiple length and diameter dimensions. The robotic, dual wire feed Arcemy module will initially manufacture pipes with elbows and flanges between four and…

Adelaide’s Fleet Space announces lunar satellite mission

Adelaide’s Fleet Space Technologies has announced Seven Sisters, a venture to send nanosatellites and sensors to the Moon to search for water and resources. The mission, under secret development for a year, involves OZ Minerals, The University of Adelaide, UNSW, Unearthed, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. and Fugro and supports NASA’s Artemis Programme. Fleet Space’s Centauri…

RPC to build massive GRP wastewater shafts

RPC Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply seven large glass reinforced composite (GRP) çascade shafts’for New Zaland’s largest-ever wastewater project. The company won the contract from the Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture (GAJV) which is constructing Watercare’s Central Interceptor project under a $1.2 billion contract. A tunnel will stretch 14.7km from Grey Lynn to…

PPK turns to new partners for technology commercialisation

Mining equipment and materials technology group PPK Group has broadened its commercialisation focus from Geelong’s Deakin University, entering into a new commercialisation partnership with a group of universities led by the University of Queensland. PPK, which has been developing a number of new materials ventures with Deakin, will invest $1.5 million in Advanced Mobility Analytics…

Adbri to invest $199 million at Kwinana

Building materials group Adbri and Cockburn Cement Limited (CCL) have announced the go ahead for their $199 million Kwinana Upgrade Project. The investment in a state-of-the-art facility will consolidate Adbri’s two existing cement production sites at Munster and Kwinana into a single operation servicing the Western Australia market. Adbri was formerly known as Adelaide Brighton.…