Researchers at Deakin University have been awarded an Australian Research Council grant to develop new solid-state battery technology with Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan).
Aurora Labs announces MoU with Granges, hails potential for metal additive manufacturing in automotive
Aurora Labs (ASX:A3D) has announced that it has executed a memorandum of understanding with Swedish aluminium technology company Granges AG.
Based in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Zone RV designs and manufactures custom-built recreational vehicles, but it wasn’t until it radically changed its ideas that success came. Zone RV head of design and engineering Brad Marshall explains that the founders boat-building background led them to disrupt the sector with vehicles from carbon fibre, fibreglass and other composites.…
Number of Australian automotive manufacturers up since 2015, “positive signs are emerging,” says new report
An investigation into automotive manufacturing in Australia by ACA Research has found the number of companies increased from 260 to 300, employing 9,800, and with a combined value of $4 billion.
Researchers at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials have worked with Ford to create a new wool-based insulation, which they say has environmental and other benefits over synthetic materials currently in use.
Researchers at the USA’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated a new single-step production technique that can produce wire, rod and tube parts directly from aluminium powder, and which they say could be useful in the automotive industry.
Australia Post has announced a five-week trial of Australian-assembled three-wheeled electric vehicles, to take place in the Melbourne suburb of Lilydale.
With all the talk in business and government about innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups these days, what about quality?
Electric vehicle (EV) fast charger manufacturer Tritium has signed a deal that will see the European IONITY group install the world’s biggest DC fast- vehicle charger network. The deal, the second the Brisbane company has made with IONITY, will see its Veefil-PK 350kW fast chargers installed in 120 charging stations across Europe. Charging takes about…
Analysis by Peter Roberts The automotive sector never died in Australia – despite the demise of the big three car assemblers we still manufacture trucks, buses and make specialist mining and defence vehicles. And where there are skills, and a market, there is a way it seems with the opportunity presented by the world’s switch…