If we want to grow advanced manufacturing, we must boost robotics: Husic

The federal government has released a discussion paper ahead of development of a National Robotics Strategy, seeking to identify the challenges and opportunities when it comes to robotics and automation adoption by industry. Industry minister Ed Husic said the paper would “guide a conversation on growing the production and responsible use of robotics” within Australia.…

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Molycop commercialises its next version of green steel through team effort

Grinding media specialist Molycop has announced that it has commercialised a new process to incorporate rubber from sources including end of life tyres and work boots in electric arc furnace steelmaking. The announcement marks the next generation of Green Steel AKA ‘Polymer Injection Technology’. This replaces a portion of coke used in steelmaking with recycled…

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Whyalla site will retire blast furnace, up capacity with new electric arc furnace: GFG

Liberty Steel has announced major upgrades to its Whyalla site, with installation of a new electric arc furnace and associated infrastructure — to replace a blast furnace and coke ovens — expected to be complete in 2025. In one of two significant announcements on Tuesday involving electric arc steelmaking (see here for Molycop’s polymer injection…

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Li-S Energy’s success with solid state lithium sulphur battery

Battery technology startup Li-S Energy has announced the development its first 20 layer battery cells utilising its third generation semi-solid state lithium sulphur chemistry. Developed in association with Geelong, Victoria’s Deakin University, the cells were produced at the company’s semi-automated Phase 2 manufacturing facility which is being further expanded with plans to produce test cells…

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2023 Australian Defence Sales Catalogue released

The 2023 version of the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue, now in its seventh year, has been released, with a record 250 listings of Australian products, services and technologies. The guide aims to promote Australian defence industries here and internationally and has been running since 2017 “Australian defence industry companies across every state and territory of…

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