Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

Quickstep’s new drone order from Carbonix Composites manufacturer Quickstep has announced a significant follow-on order from Australian partner and advanced drone development company Carbonix. The urgent requirement for 40 Volanti airframes and associated non-recurring engineering is the largest yet received from Carbonix for this drone type. Valued at $1.35 million the order is scheduled to…

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Gentler polymer recycling method from UNSW being commercialised

UNSW researchers’ new recycling technique able to convert various plastic types into polymer nanoparticles and remove dyes is  being commercialised, leading to deals with Arnott’s Group and coffee company Pablo & Rusty’s.  According to a statement from the university on Thursday, the technique is low-energy, and polymers dispersed in water can be either extracted for…

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Australia, US in joint autonomy studies

The Australian Army has joined allies and partners in Project Convergence which is testing and developing networks, robotic and autonomous systems, air defence and strike related systems. Project Convergence is a US-led campaign of learning through experimentation. The project was designed to aggressively advance and integrate technology across all warfighting domains, to overmatch an adversary…

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Secure against cyber attack – view the webinar video

@AuManufacturing’s latest webinar – Secure Your Business Against Cyber Attack – is now available for you to view via our Youtube channel. Hear co-editor Peter Roberts in conversation with Grant Tinney, Founder, Chairman/CTO at STÄRKE – Advanced Manufacturing Group, Julie Harrison, CEO and Managing Director of Harrison Manufacturing and Michael Murphy, Head of Operational Technology…

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Lithium Australian begins LieNA process pilot plant

Lithium ion battery materials company Lithium Australia has commenced pilot plant operations testing its LieNA lithium metal processing technology. Operating the pilot plant, at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s Sydney facility, is through a joint development agreement (JDA) with Mineral Resources Ltd (MinRes). The plant is a key activity to demonstrate the technology…

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Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Envirostream to recycle LG lithium batteries Battery recycler Envirostream has signed an exclusive three year agreement with LG Energy Solutions to recycle all its recalled lithium ion batteries collected in Australia. Envirostream, a subsidiary of Lithium Australia, expects significantly increased battery collection volumes equating to 140 percent of the company’s total in FY23. LG has…

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