Aurecon employs robots in timber building construction

Engineering group Aurecon is reimagining mass timber construction with the use of robotics technology to build Western Australia’s largest mass-engineered-timber (MET) building. Building 360 at Perth’s Murdoch University, which will accommodate up to 60 per cent of the university’s teaching requirements, will be built using robots built by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in…

Election 22 the real issues – more support for manufacturing by Leigh Rust

@AuManufacturing’s occasional editorial series on the real issues in the 2022 federal election continues today with a call for further support for manufacturing. By Leigh Rust. With the federal election fast approaching, discussions on the issues facing Australia are on the table, but it’s also important to champion and be vocal about the issues that…

China’s ‘innovation machine’: how it works, how it’s changing and why it matters

China has had the world’s fastest growing economy since the 1980s. A key driver of this extraordinary growth has been the country’s pragmatic system of innovation, which balances government steering and market-oriented entrepreneurs. Right now, this system is undergoing changes which may have profound implications for the global economic and political order.

Excellence in maritime manufacturing – Anduril’s Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicles

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series Excellence in maritime manufacturing looks at Anduril Industries’ Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicle which is destined for local manufacture, and how manufacturing is helping the company to disrupt the defence sector. Getting defence capabilities from the concept to final product stage can be a very time-consuming – manufacturing can follow years…

Dutton announces Australia will build three prototype robot submarines

Anduril Australia, the Royal Australian Navy and Defence Science and the Technology Group will design, develop and manufacture three prototype Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (XLAUVs) over the next three years. According to an announcement by defence minister Peter Dutton on Thursday, Defence and Anduril Australia would co-fund the program, working to an “ambitious build…