K-TIG sets up in the United States

Welding technology developer K-TIG has established its operations in the United States through a partnership with Key Plant Automation, a manufacturer of welding equipment and robotic production cells. Under the agreement Key Plant will establish a demonstration facility in Houston for K-TIG’s keyhole-TIG welding systems and K-TIG will set up an in-country technical capability. K-TIG…

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Elsight ships first Halo units Wireless video and data transmission technology company group Elsight has shipped its first Halo communications platform units to fulfil an order from Alrena Technologies. The order, worth US$300,000 initially, provides communications to Alrena’s Medibag product which connects nurses and doctors in real-time. Meanwhile Alrena has received EC certification for Halo…

PM Morrison to reveal modest manufacturing boost at press club

By Peter Roberts The Canberra media was this morning leaked details of a Prime Ministerial address due to be given to the National Press Club today (Thursday) detailing the government’s long-awaited plan for manufacturing. According to a report in The Guardian there is no national manufacturing plan, national manufacturing body and no attempt at bi-partisanship…

Alpha HPA manufactures high purity alumina

Battery materials company Alpha HPA has successfully produced 99.999 per cent high purity alumina (HPA) coating pre-cursor material for use in manufacturing lithium-ion batteries. The Sydney company’s demonstration-scale plant produced more than 20 kgs of HPA (pictured, below) using its proprietary solvent extraction and refining technology and an industrial feedstock. The global high purity alumina…

Container Deposit Systems spreads its recycling wings

Recycling technology and equipment company Container Deposit Systems has been busy installing its machines as container recycling takes hold across the country. The company manufactures intelligent machines that use vision systems to identify, sort and count containers eligible under state container deposit systems in a high speed and accurate manner. Suitable for self-service use by…

De.mem wins order from Australian power station

Water and wastewater treatment company De.mem has won its first-ever order for a membrane water purification system from the electric power generation sector. The $400,000 order will see the Australian and Singaporean company deliver equipment for the generation of pure de-ionised water required for the power generation process. CEO Andreas Kroell said: “This new contract…

AML3D prints complex ship propeller

Additive manufacturing specialist AML3D has shipped a stainless steel marine propeller to 3D Printing Corporation, a Japanese based 3D printing consultancy firm. The 316L propeller (pictured) will be made available to 3DPC’s marine clients as a ‘showpiece’ to demonstrate the advantages of AML3D’s Wire Arc Manufacturing (“WAM®”) technology over the traditional casting methods. The company…