Siemens, Applied EV announce collaboration on PLM software

Siemens and Applied EV have announced a partnership, with the Melbourne-headquartered EV company to use Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software to support the design, quality assurance and assembly of autonomous vehicles. The announcement on Wednesday follows news of Applied EV’s recent success testing a self-driving cabinless commercial vehicle on European streets, and an investment…

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Made in Victoria 2030: Manufacturing Statement released

The Victorian government has released its Made in Victoria 2030: Manufacturing Statement policy, which outlines its priorities for strengthening sovereign manufacturing, investment attraction, and jobs. In an announcement on Wednesday, the government cited recent investments in the state by multinationals including: Moderna’s investment in mRNA vaccine manufacturing and research;  Nissan Casting’s expansion into electric vehicle…

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Land Forces 2022 – SMEs suffer as defence contracts delayed, by Michael Slattery

Today @AuManufacturing’s special editorial series Land Forces 2022 turns to the predicament of the SME manufacturers supplying defence. Here, Michael Slattery looks at project delays and how they affect SMEs investing in new capabilities. On the first morning of LandForces 2022 the new federal government announced that it was deferring the Land 400 Ph3 programme.…

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Spiral Blue delivers satellite edge computer for Project Rainbow Python

Edge computer developer Spiral Blue has developed a new version of its Space Edge Computer and delivered it to Esper Satellite Imagery for inclusion in two planned space missions to capture satellite imagery. The company delivered its Space Edge One Hyperspectral (SE-1H) edge computing system (pictured) which will be integrated into Esper’s hyperspectral imagers OTR-1…

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Chalmers flags gas action, with escalating power prices a cost-of-living nightmare for government

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra High and rising power prices will become a bigger part of Australia’s inflation problem over time, Treasurer Jim Chalmers has warned, as he foreshadowed more government action to combat high gas prices. Ahead of leaving for the United States on Tuesday night, Chalmers also said he would use the…

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Land Forces 2022 – The curse and the benefit of being Australian

Next in @AuManufacturing’s special editorial series, Land Forces 2022, we include an interview with SPEE3D’s Steve Camilleri, recorded during last week’s Land Forces expo in Brisbane. SPEE3D did not set out to work with defence, a market that now makes up about half of the Australian technology company’s business, according to co-founder and CTO Steve…

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Land Forces 2022 – 3D printing to revolutionise logistics at the front

Today in our special editorial series Land Forces 2022, we look at additive manufacturing technology and how it is set to bring manufacturing to the front. Here Peter Roberts profiles metal 3D printer manufacturer, SPEE3D. For electrical engineer Steven Camilleri, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of metal 3D printer manufacturer SPEE3D, the times are right…

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UK’s Equipmake to supply e-motors for Gilmour’s Eris rocket

Australian venture-backed rocket company Gilmour Space Technologies has announced UK-based electrification business Equipmake as a supplier of electric motors and inverters for the upcoming Eris rocket launch, after work on the project between the pair that began in late-2020. According to its website, Equipmake was established in 1997 by former Formula 1 engineer Ian Foley,…

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