Defence minister says N-subs will be built in Adelaide

Defence minister and deputy prime minister Richard Marles has given the strongest possible commitment that a future Australian nuclear submarine fleet will be built in Adelaide and not imported. In his first visit to a significant defence facility Marles yesterday toured the Osborne naval shipyard in Adelaide where he unequivocally committed to an Australian and…

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Hunter class frigate is fit to fight – by Craig Lockhart

The construction of nine Hunter class frigates at the Osborne naval dockyard has been criticised for being behind schedule and, even, not being the right ship for Australia’s needs. Here Craig Lockhart, managing director of shipbuilder BAE Systems Maritime Australia, refutes both claims, and details the progressing in delivering these multi-role, anti-submarine frigates. Defence minister…

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Frontiers in additive manufacturing – ANSTO offers real time analysis of metal deposition systems

@AuManufacturing’s latest editorial series, Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing reveals a new capability developed at the Lucas Heights nuclear facility which will offer real-time information about the powder deposition process in metal additive manufacturing systems. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has boosted its additive manufacturing capabilities with the installation of a custom built Laser…

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Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Simplot to upgrade Bathurst food manufacturing facility Simplot Australia has announced a $65 million upgrade to its Bathurst manufacturing facility and acquisiton of farming land in the Central West region of New South Wales valued at $40 million. Simplot Australia’s managing director Graham Dugdale said: “(We) will transform the Bathurst site into a frozen vegetable…

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Frontiers in additive manufacturing – the future of Australia’s nascent machine manufacturing sector

@AuManufacturing’s latest editorial series, Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing turns to the thriving startup world of metal additive manufacturers. Here, Peter Roberts looks back in time, and asks how can Australia make sure today’s crop of young companies grow and prosper, and remain in Australian hands. Cast your mind back to the 1990s and the rapid…

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