Canberra loan backs Nolans rare earths project

The federal government has provided debt financing to the massive Nolans rare earths project, 135 kilometres from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Arafura Rare Earths announced that the federal government would provide conditions debt finance of US$533 million to catalyse the project’s remaining debt raising. As reported in @AuManufacturing, Arafura is advancing enabling works…

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Ausco Modular’s Shenton College building scheduled for Term 3 completion

Continuing a recent string of modular construction-related announcements by state governments, Western Australia’s premier has visited a facility under construction at Shenton College. According to a statement from the WA government on Thursday, premier Roger Cook and education minister Dr Tony Buti inspected the $15 million double-storey building, manufactured at Kwinana by Ausco Modular workers. …

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Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

GPC Electronics expands at Penrith Printed circuit board and electronic systems manufacturer GPC Electronics is expanding its capacity with a new latest technology surface mount technology (SMT) manufacturing line. A team from industrial machinery company Hawker Richardson and GPC engineers have been setting up the new machines (pictured) at its Penrith, Sydney factory since delivery.…

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LBT Innovations PharmaQC device ‘commercially ready’

Laboratory automation manufacturer LBT Innovations has announced that its APAS PharmaQC automated pharmaceutical manufacturing quality control system was now commercially ready after an extensive period of R&D. Primary validation of the device has been completed and the technology formally released to pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca, a partner in the development. APAS PharmaQC provides automated imaging, analysis…

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CSIRO and Swinburne launch Industry 4.0 Testlab

CSIRO and Swinburne are demonstrating the future of Australian manufacturing at a new Swinburne-CSIRO National Industry 4.0 Testlab which includes a world-first process for the additive manufacturing of carbon fibre composite materials. Today, the Testlab showcased its world-first fully automated industrial-scale production facility using a 3D-printing approach to composite component creation. Based at CSIRO’s Clayton…

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Breaking the AI & CoPilot barrier at SOCO’s second annual industry event

(Sponsored article) SOCO, a leading digital transformation specialist and IT solutions  provider, is excited to announce its second annual industry event scheduled for Tuesday, 14 May 2023, at the Microsoft Sydney Office. Titled “Breaking down the hype around AI and CoPilot for  Manufacturers”, the event offers a unique opportunity for  manufacturing leaders to explore the…

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