Amaero in 3D print deal for automotive tooling

Metal additive manufacturing group Amaero International has signed an agreement with a major global automotive manufacturer to jointly develop 3D printed tooling. The Melbourne company said the inclusion of additive-manufactured inserts for tools could decrease the risk of manufacturing defects by adding conformal cooling channels to the design. It said the cost benefits in reducing…

Incitec Pivot to retain fertiliser business

Fertiliser, chemicals and explosives group Incitec Pivot has opted for the status quo after a strategic review of its ownership of Incitec Pivot Fertilisers. The company had been considering a sale or demerger of the business but has now ceased discussions with potential buyers. Incitec Pivot Fertilisers is Australia’s largest supplier of fertilisers, dispatching around…

Eleven SMEs share defence grants

Eleven Australian businesses have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow defence industry capability under the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants programme. Defence industry minister Melissa Price said: “Queensland-based Cyborg Dynamics Engineering is developing a robotic unmanned ground vehicle. “Their grant funding will be used to fund the project’s design,…