$2.2 million Titomic machine installed at UK R&D organisation

Cold spray additive manufacturing business Titomic has announced the completed installation of one of their machines at the TWI research institute near Cambridge, England, where it will play “a key role” in the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) program. The machine, a TKF1000 additive manufacturing system, would be used to create industrial-scale parts and complex surface…

Infrabuild increases throughput at Sydney steel mill

Integrated steel manufacturing, distribution and recycling business InfraBuild has increased the throughput rate of its billet caster at its Rooty Hill, Sydney Steel Mill, boosting efficiencies and promising benefits for its customers. The company, which operates electric arc furnaces in Sydney and Laverton, Melbourne, conducted an engineering study with the billet caster’s Original Equipment Manufacturer…

Audit office slams Morrison government entrepreneurs program

The Australian National Audit Office has severely criticised the design and management of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources government’s largest value procurement program in 2019-20. In a scathing report tabled in Parliament, the ANAO said the $492.4 million Entrepreneurs Programme failed on most of the criteria demanded of government grant schemes. Tenders…

Reset manufacturing, but with the right IR settings – by Michael Stutley

Australia has a rare opportunity to reset its manufacturing sector. But it must get the IR settings right argues Michael Stutley. Since the 1960s peak, Australian manufacturing has been in decline. In the protected economy of that period, it generated over a quarter of GDP and employed about 25 per centof the workforce. Today, manufacturing’s…

Cyborg Dynamics and BIA5 complete unmanned vehicle

Queensland electronics company BIA5 and automation company Cyborg Dynamics Engineering have produced their first three Warfighter unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) Product Baseline 1 (PBL01) vehicles destined for defence. The companies were awarded up to $426,150 in funding under the Department of Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities (SICP) scheme to design, manufacture and test the UGV.…