Albanese saves $2 billion in final deal scrapping the Attack class submarine

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a final settlement with France’s Naval Group which cuts $2 billion from the expected cost of Australia’s decision to scrap the purchase of Attack class submarines from France. Albanese today announced Australia will pay Naval Group an $830 million settlement of the cancelled a $90-billion contract, bringing the estimated…

Titomic to make radiation shielding for Fleet Space satellites

Metal additive manufacturing technology manufacturer Titomic will create radiation shielding for South Australian company Fleet Space Technologies’ first Alpha satellites in 2023 – expected to be the world’s first fully 3D printed satellites. Titomic will use its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) technology to mitigate ionizing radiation to prolong the satellite’s lifespan through a cold spray…

Celebrating Australian Made – How it’s Made Australia video – A.H. Beard

@AuManufacturing’s Celebrating Australian Made editorial series concludes today with something Australian Made by @AuManufacturing – the first in our How It’s Made – Australia video series. Here we look behind the manufacturing scenes at how an A.H. Beard mattress is manufactured. @AuManufacturing news today launches the first video, presented in association with producers Cahoots and…

Researchers develop ‘digital twin’ of human implants

A University of Sydney team is is developing a surgical planning tool to assist surgeons in planning complex jawbone reconstruction procedures using new generation medical devices such as bone regrowth bio-scaffolds. The scaffolds (editors note: similar to those made by Australian company Osteopore) are used instead of traditional titanium implants in jaw or orthognathic surgery…

Dematec targets Hunter with connectivity technology

Leading technology being developed by South Australia’s Dematec Automation could sit at the heart of the all-digital Osborne naval shipyard being established in Adelaide by BAE Systems Australia. BAE Systems, which will deliver nine advanced anti-submarine frigates to the Royal Australian Navy, has collaborated with Dematec to build a digital platform capability demonstrator. The demonstrator…

Celebrating Australian made – Haymes Paint

Today @AuManufacturing’s Celebrating Australian Made editorial series captures a little of the Australian pride regional manufacturer Haymes Paint has for its home grown pedigree. And it is facing the future optimistically with a new, very contemporary look. Iconic paint brand Haymes Paint is encouraging all Australians to get behind local manufacturers, producers and growers this…

Rio Tinto wants renewables to decarbonise aluminium production

Mining and metals company Rio Tinto has called for proposals for large-scale wind and solar power to decarbonise its aluminium operations in Queensland The company wants companies to develop large-scale wind and solar power in Central and Southern Queensland to power its aluminium assets, help meet its climate change ambitions and further encourage renewable development…