Boeing ramps up component production orders from AML3D

Boeing has ramped up its component purchase order from wire additive manufacturing (WAM) technology developer AML3D. AML3D announced today that Boeing had increased its order from AML3D announced in July from an initial $140,000 to $350,000, indicating positive results from the company’s supply of initial aerospace components. AML3D supplied tooling components to Boeing in 2021,…

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Fleet Space’s new 3D print facility aims for space

Satellite IoT communications manufacturer Fleet Space Technologies has brought its 3D printing capability in house to replace outsourcing of printed components including nanosatellite antennas and structural components(pictured). CEO Flavia Tata Nardini said manufacturing in-house offered huge benefits to the company and its customers. She said: ‘As well as enabling us to make complex components for…

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Upskilling for hydrogen shift “a pressing issue facing the nation” says new report 

Australia has an “alarming” shortfall in hydrogen skills and training available needed to meet its decarbonisation goals, according to new research by Swinburne University of Technology’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2.) Implementing hydrogen is a key part of Victoria’s goal of being emissions-neutral by 2050. The report – with input from 37 industry representatives – urgently…

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A review into how university research works in Australia has just begun – it must confront these 3 issues

By Gregory Michael McCarthy, The University of Western Australia and Kanishka Jayasuriya, Murdoch University Education Minister Jason Clare has just announced an independent review of the Australian Research Council (ARC). This is the body that oversees funding for non-medical research in Australian universities and plays a critical role in the careers of academics. After years…

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Manufacturing news briefs — stories you may have missed

Monash researchers show new way to ultra-strong titanium alloys Monash University engineers have led a world-first study, which the university says has demonstrated how 3D-printing techniques can be used to produce an ultra-strong commercial titanium alloy and provided a significant leap forward for aerospace and other industries. Australian researchers, led by Professor Aijun Huang and Dr Yuman Zhu of…

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@AuManufacturing Conversations episode 17 — Steve Layton from Layton Corp

In episode 17 of @AuManufacturing Conversations with Brent Balinski we hear from Steve Layton of Layton Corporation. The chat was recorded at last Friday’s Good Design Awards. EmTech, a division of Layton’s company, won Gold for Product Design at the awards for its Enviro Hide product. Enviro Hide is made from recycled leather and has…

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