Bosch to manufacture 3D scanners for Bodd

Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) will provide manufacturing services to support the globalisation of Australian software and data technology firm Bodd. Bodd, which featured in the recent @AuManufacturing/MYOB webinar Game Changers – manufacturers redefining their sectors, has developed an innovative 3D body scanner for the apparel industry. Melbourne-based Bodd’s scanner captures large amounts of body…

AML3D prints world’s largest metal O&G pipe component

AML3D 3D has printed what it claims to be the world’s largest metal Oil & Gas high-pressure piping component vessel to have been verified by Lloyd’s Register. The company used its wire added manufacturing (WAM) technology equipment to print and high-pressure test the component to the new global API 20S Standard for Additively Manufactured Metallic…

$25 million for modern equipment at WA TAFE colleges

The Western Australian government has made a $25 million committment to purchase state-of-the-art TAFE equipment to meet current and emerging industry training needs. All five WA TAFE colleges to receive new training equipment as part of a four-year program to upgrade and modernise their equipment to contemporary industry standards. Purchases include automation equipment, heavy vehicle…

Experts foresee defence industry capability boom – by NIOA

Contributed by NIOA An emerging defence industry capability could create thousands of high-tech jobs and rake in billions for the economy by 2040. That’s one of the key takeouts from a forum in Brisbane on Friday to discuss potential opportunities around the Australian Government’s guided missiles program. The event, co-hosted by the Australian Missile Corporation…

Thales makes second big investment in Australian factories

French defence contractor Thales has announced its second major investment in its Australian manufacturing facilities in a month, committing a $6 million investment in state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment at the Commonwealth owned Mulwala facility in regional New South Wales. The investment, to accelerate sovereign guided weapons manufacturing capability, follows close on a $6.5 million commitment…

Australia, UK and US sign nuclear tech sharing agreement

Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States today signed an Exchange of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information Agreement, a key step in advancing the review into the potential for Australia to acquire conventionally armed, nuclear submarines and technology. The agreement, foreshadowed in the AUKUS arrangement between the nations, allows the US and the UK to…

Trajan completes acquisition of German detector manufacturer

Analytical and life sciences instrument manufacturer Trajan Group has completed the purchase of the German private businesses of Axel Semrau for a total of $26.5 million. Trajan purchased Axel Semrau GmbH and Semrau Immobilien GmbH which develop and manufacture laboratory automation and chromatography software and detection systems. The German companies had a turnover in the…

BAE Systems turns M113 personnel carriers autonomous

By Peter Roberts BAE Systems Australia has installed locally-developed autonomous operation hardware and software in twenty M113 AS4 Optionally Crewed Combat Vehicles (OCCVs) and delivered them to the Australian Army. Each M113 AS4 was fitted with a Vehicle Management System, derived from BAE Systems’ domain agnostic autonomy technologies which enables it to operate autonomously. At…

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Construction of battery gigafactory accelerates Energy Renaissance is pressing ahead with construction of Renaissance One, the company’s lithium battery production plant in Tomago, NSW. The company said work at the site (pictured) was picking up pace, with development partner ATB Morton now erecting steelwork. “Over the next few weeks the facility will start to take…