Supersonic Particle Deposition proven for 3D use

Supersonic particle deposition (SPD) has been proven as a reliable additive manufacturing repair solution for aircraft and maritime structures. Defence contractor, RUAG Australia, studied SPD as a method of restoring full structural functionality to corroded surfaces. It found that SPD repairs restore the stress field in the structure and ensure that the load carrying capability…

NSW grants to boost energy efficiency

The New South Wales government has launched a $16 million grants programme aimed at helping manufacturers boost the energy efficiency of their operations. The grants, which are open from today until 30 June, provide up to $120,000 per site, with companies matching the government contribution. They are available for electricity or gas saving projects that:…

Titomic makes waves in titanium process and product markets

Additive manufacturing technology company Titomic (ASX: TTT) has inked three agreements with Chinese entities that further its development of 3D printing machines and products based on titanium metal powders. The Melbourne company released three statements to investors over Christmas that secure its supply of titanium metal powders, deepen its R&D relationships and provide a path…

GE commits to Australian additive manufacturing.

GE has signed a wide ranging MOU with the University of Sydney to conduct local research, speed the adoption of 3D printing, and potentially create new industrial opportunities in Australia in the fast-developing field. The MOU, signed with GE Additive, is a boost to the university’s commitment to build a 1,000 square metre Additive Manufacturing…

Nippys – the internet of beverages.

Iconic fruit and milk beverage company Nippys has taken the internet of things (IoT) route to improving operational performance at its Moorook facility in the Riverland. The company has teamed up with Australian supplier, Ailytic, implementing IoT sensors and smart factory software to monitor and control availability, performance, downtime and efficiency. Julian Martin, Nippys Riverland…

B&R Enclosures expands in China.

Australia’s leading manufacturer of enclosures and cabinets, B&R Enclosures, has opened its latest production facility in Suzhou, China taking its manufacturing footprint globally to more than 40,000 square metres. The plant, which offers mechanical and electrical design, engineering, manufacturing, project and supply chain management services, has been designed to apply industry 4.0 technologies. Mr Marko…