Bombardier takes Good Design Award in Design Week

The VLocity-VL80 passenger trains designed and built by Bombardier Transportation Australia for Victoria’s regional rail network have taken out Good Design Australia’s Best Interior Design Award in the Automotive and Transport Category. The train, pictured above and below, were honoured as part of Good Design Week which covers 11 specific Design Disciplines, spanning 28 Categories.…

Amaero launches two new metal 3D printers

Metal additive manufacturing technology company Amaero International has launched two new machines plus additional metal powder handling equipment. The company, which makes 3D printers and offers 3D manufacturing services, has launched the SP260 and SP400 complementing its launch machines. The new machines are production machines and feature rapid job changeover capabilities, optimised powder usage and…

Composite creatures developed for theme parks

Advanced Composite Structures Australia has developed a number of large-scale animatronic components for one of the world’s leading creators of attractions for large theme parks. The Melbourne company used a resin infusion technique to develop the components for Creature Technology Co., another Melbourne firm that builds life-like animatronics for arena spectaculars, theme parks, exhibitions, stage…

Australia and Japan, trade and industry post Shinzo Abe – by Warren Reed

Australia’s modern industrial structure has been shaped by its symbiotic relationship with Japan. Here Warren Reed, who has an intimate understanding of Australia-Japan relations as a former officer with the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), and who is now a successful novelist, looks at how the departure of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will change the…