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Titomic sells integrated cold spray 3D manufacturing spray booth Additive manufacturing equipment manufacturer Titomic has sold an Integrated Spray Booth system to Dutch firm Perron038 for $710,000. The system incorporates a robotised Titomic D623 medium-pressure cold spray additive manufacturing unit and will be delivered this calendar year. Perron038 is a research and development facilitator that…

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Quickstep looks to expand aftermarket services after strategic review

Following what it called a “comprehensive strategic review” of its underperforming aftermarket division initiated in February, Quickstep Group has said it will retain the business as a core part of its company. The aftermarket division was established in late-2020, following the purchase of Boeing Australia’s MRO operation in Tullamarine, Melbourne. In a statement on Friday,…

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Quantum Brilliance makes it easier to add quantum to your business

Room-temperature quantum computing manufacturer Quantum Brilliance has released Qristal SDK, an open-source software development kit for researching applications that integrate the company’s portable, diamond-based quantum accelerators for manufacturing and other industries. Previously in beta, the Quantum Brilliance Qristal SDK is now available for anyone to develop and test novel quantum algorithms for real-world applications specifically…

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New R&D hub aims for digitally-integrated manufacturing processes

A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Hub to help forge an internationally competitive Australian biopharmaceutical sector using digitisation and artificial intelligence (AI) in pharmaceutical manufacturing has been launched at the University of Melbourne. ARC Acting CEO Dr Richard Johnson inaugrated the ARC Digital Bioprocess Development Hub – a five-year, $18 million research programme, which has…

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Defence extends NIOA strategic munitions deed

Australian owned defence manufacturer NIOA will supply the Australian Defence Force with munitions well into the second half of this decade, following Defence’s decision to extend its Major Munitions Deed (MMD) by five years. NIOA Australia and New Zealand CEO Ben James said the decision shored up supplies against growing international supply chain pressure and…

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Sober up and start driving value

As part of our campaign to identify Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers, we speak to Tom Kerr and Dr Munib Karavdic from human-centred design consultancy WAVE Design. By Brent Balinski. You could say a lot of things about innovation in Australia at the moment.  Tom Kerr’s opinion is this: “It’s been treated a bit like…

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Capral Aluminium achieves sustainability certification

The Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) has announced that Capral Aluminium has been certified against standards governing traceability of their activities in relation to environmental and social risks. The company’s 26 facilities composed of mills, distribution centres and trade centres were certified to ASI Performance Standard V3 and Chain of Custody (CoC) V2 for the extrusion,…

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Hydrogen Flight Alliance takes off for green hydrogen skies

Key players in aviation and green hydrogen industries have officially launched the Hydrogen Flight Alliance (HFA) at Brisbane Airport aiming to inaugurate commercial aircraft flights utilising green hydrogen power. The initial focus will be on enabling Australia’s first commercial emission free hydrogen powered flight between Brisbane Airport and Gladstone Airport in 2026, linking two cities…

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