New German-Australian minesite electric vehicle charging station

West Australian mining services supplier Murray Engineering and Siemens have collaborated to develop a high-powered electric vehicle charging station (pictured) for use at mines both below and above ground. The vehicle agnostic charging stations will first be used to power a new light electric vehicle (eLV) being designed and manufactured by Murray Engineering to handle…

Wysiwyg 3D Joins the GoProto Group

Australian 3D scanning and printing businesses Wysiwyg and the GoProto Group have merged to offer a unified laser scanning, 3D printing, prototyping and manufacturing service bureau. The introduction of scanning and digitising expertise into GoProto’s advanced manufacturing network enables a streamlined solution at every stage of the product development cycle, according to the companies. GoProto…

Working smarter with data – Orica gives miners the digital edge

@AuManufacturing’s new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, continues today with a look at chemicals and explosives company, Orica that is digitising its products. Rajkumar Mathiravedu tells Peter Roberts how using data is bringing benefits for the company and its customers. For chemical and explosives company, Orica, digitising the deceptively simple task of packing explosives into…

Working smarter with data – Australia’s first digital apprenticeship

@AuManufacturing’s new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, continues today with the launch of Australia’s first digital apprenticeship. With COVID-19 casting a long shadow on the plans of the nation’s school leavers, industry has teamed up with Skills Lab to launch Australia’s first Digital Engineering Apprenticeship as a pathway to an in-demand career. The new apprenticeship,…

Titomic creates demonstration parts in year of progress for Australian 3D printing

Industrial scale additive manufacturing company Titomic has begun producing demonstration parts to satisfy its breakthrough sale of two massive production machines valued at $25.5 million. Titomic told investors that it had completed the technical research and development phase for its sale to Composite Technology, an Australian R&D and commercialisation division of a global defence product…

Working smarter with data – SMEs join gold plant data analysis project

@AuManufacturing’s new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, continues today with the SME-led effort that is using data to automate gold processing. A consortium has come together to commercialise a complete solution package for collecting and analysing and acting on gold mine processing plant data in real-time. SME manufacturer of gold processing equipment Gekko Systems leads…

Working smarter with data – what is digital manufacturing?

In launching our new series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, Karen Queen asks the question – what exactly is digital manufacturing? Digital manufacturing is a term that is used in abundance nowadays. But what is digital manufacturing, and how are companies harnessing it to their advantage? In a nutshell, digital manufacturing is when a company leverages…