AMWU calls for industry assistance as 61,000 jobs lost

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has called for immediate assistance to manufacturers as more than 61,000 manufacturing jobs were lost over the June quarter. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics labour accounts the number of full time jobs in manufacturing shrank from 941,000 in March to 880,000 in June. Underutilisation of workers –…

Bombardier takes Good Design Award in Design Week

The VLocity-VL80 passenger trains designed and built by Bombardier Transportation Australia for Victoria’s regional rail network have taken out Good Design Australia’s Best Interior Design Award in the Automotive and Transport Category. The train, pictured above and below, were honoured as part of Good Design Week which covers 11 specific Design Disciplines, spanning 28 Categories.…

Amaero launches two new metal 3D printers

Metal additive manufacturing technology company Amaero International has launched two new machines plus additional metal powder handling equipment. The company, which makes 3D printers and offers 3D manufacturing services, has launched the SP260 and SP400 complementing its launch machines. The new machines are production machines and feature rapid job changeover capabilities, optimised powder usage and…

Two battery metals projects move forward

Two battery metals initiatives have reported progress as Australian resources companies continue two develop initiatives towards a mine to factory lithium ion battery supply chain. FYI Resources has progressed plans to upgrade ores into high purity alumina (HPA, Al2O3), while Pure Minerals will start its nickel-cobalt pilot plant later this year. Pure Minerals Townsville Energy…