Australian Innovation eXchange to boost commercialisation

An Australian Innovation eXchange (AIX) has been launched to support the translation of Australia’s world leading innovation across all industry sectors. The AIX, a subsidiary of METS Ignited Industry Growth Centre, is a national programme that facilitates partnerships between researchers and technology companies, helping establish new pathways for commercialisation. This will include expanding Australian technology…

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Markforged launch FX20 composite 3D printer’s national roadshow at Factory of the Future

By William Poole Swinburne University of Technology’s Factory of the Future was the site for Markforged’s Australian launch of the FX20, its groundbreaking new composite 3D printer, on October 25. The function marked the start of a nationwide roadshow for the FX20, with Markforged staging additional events in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The Factory of…

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BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate

3D metal printer wins prototyping contract for BAE Systems Hunter Frigates

AML3D has announced a purchase contract with BAE Systems to investigate the feasibility and prototyping of metal 3D printed components as part of the design and construction of nine Hunter class frigates in Adelaide. AML3D said the prototype components aim to provide higher strength properties than typical materials while also providing an alternative to traditionally…

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SEA Electric creates all electric fuel truck Electric vehicle drivetrain manufacturer SEA Electric’s collaboration with Air bp and Refuel International had produced Australia’s first electric aviation refueller (pictured). The company has developed a number of specialist electric trucks with users, describing the latest truck development as ‘perhaps our most interesting final application to date, with…

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