Titomic in biggest-ever sale of 3D printers – destined for Ukraine

Additive manufacturing machinery manufacturer Titomic has announced its largest-ever order for D523 cold spray metal printing systems to the Royal Netherlands Army, the Koninklijke Landmacht. The order comprises 10 units of the D523 low pressure system with a total sale value of $1.28 million, marking a significant milestone in Titomic’s expansion in the defence sector.…

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Quickstep launches engineering services business

Composites manufacturer Quickstep has launched Quickstep Engineering Solutions allowing companies to benefit from its product development and manufacturing skills. CEO and Managing Director Mark Burgess said the company was thrilled to have productised ‘our incredible engineering offering – product and process design/development, industrial automation and supporting capabilities’. Burgess said: “With over 20 years of expertise…

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Novel battery types to be tested in WA remote communities

Governments and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency are backing trials of two energy-dense battery types not seen on electric vehicles to test the feasibility of battery micro-grids to supply those living in off-grid communities. With $2.85 million each from ARENA and the Western Australian government, regional energy provider Horizon Power will pilot two battery technologies…

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Industry shutdowns are messy and painful: 4 lessons Australia’s coal sector can learn from car-makers about bowing out

By Vigya Sharma, The University of Queensland and Julia Loginova, The University of Queensland Shifting Australia’s electricity sector to low-carbon technologies and closing coal plants is vital to tackling climate change. But such transitions are easier said than done. People and economies are often deeply connected to the coal industry. Coal plants have often been…

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