SPEE3D to go to work in sub-freezing conditions after success in US challenge

SPEE3D has been named a winner at the recent US Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology (OSD ManTech) “Point of Need Challenge”. SPEE3D is an Australian-based company specialising in cold spray additive manufacturing technology. This uses metal particles shot out of a nozzle at supersonic speeds, fusing together to build near-net shape components.…

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Site selected for Collie graphite plant

International Graphite has selected the preferred site for its proposed graphite battery anode material (BAM) facility at the former coal mining city of Collie in Western Australia. The Company has signed an exclusive non-binding memorandum of understanding to negotiate a lease over approximately 20 hectares of privately owned land in the Coolangatta industrial precinct (pictured,…

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Packagers move to ease tracking of sustainability goals

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) and not-for-profit standards organisation GS1 Australia have collaborated to assist APCO Members with increasingly complex annual sustainability reporting. The partnership sees more than half of APCO Annual reporting questions incorporated into the GS1 National Packaging Catalogue (NPC) database, providing a solution for APCO Members to actively track progress towards…

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Canberra orders $160m in new Bushmasters

Thales Australia has welcomed the announcement today by the Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy of a $160 million contract to build new Bushmaster Protected Vehicles (pictured) for the Australian Army. The contract for the new Bushmasters was signed at Thales Australia’s Bendigo facility today in the presence of Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters who…

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There’s a buzz about ‘sustainable’ fuels – but they cannot solve aviation’s colossal climate woes

By Susanne Becken, Griffith University; Brendan Mackey, Griffith University, and David Simon Lee, Manchester Metropolitan University The global airline industry is fast recovering from the unprecedented pause to flying imposed by COVID-19. In some parts of the world, such as the Middle East, airlines are even expanding rapidly – well beyond pre-pandemic levels. But how…

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CSIRO report considers potential of manufacturing with CO2 in the NT

CSIRO has released a new report examining the prospects of carbon dioxide utilisation in the Northern Territory, which will help inform the business case for a proposed Northern Territory Low Emission Hub (NTLEH.) The Opportunities for CO2 Utilisation in the Northern Territory report has been delivered to the territory government and stakeholders, CSIRO said in…

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