Urban owls are losing their homes. So we’re 3D printing them new ones

By Dan Parker, University of Melbourne; Bronwyn Isaac, Monash University; Kylie Soanes, University of Melbourne; Nick Bradsworth, Deakin University; Stanislav Roudavski, University of Melbourne, and Therésa Jones, University of Melbourne Native to southeastern Australia, the powerful owl (Ninox strenua) is threatened and facing the prospect of homelessness. These birds don’t make nests – they use…

Robot manufacture gets underway in Toowoomba

The promise of direct digital manufacturing using 3D printers is coming alive in Toowoomba, Queensland as a local start-up prepares to produce a low-cost robotic arm under licence from Las Vegas-based Haddington Dynamics. DCISIV Technologies (pronounced Decisive) is putting the finishing touches to a micro-factory (below) of 3D printers to manufacture Haddington’s DexterHDI robotic arm…

Amaero International launches Adelaide 3D plant

Large-scale additive manufacturer Amaero International will launch its Adelaide manufacturing facility at a ceremony today. The facility, a partnership with the University of Adelaide, is located adjacent to the RAAF base, Edinburgh. It includes three state of the art Renishaw AM 400 3D printing machines and ancillary equipment. The new plant complements Amaero facilities in…

ANCA to develop new hybrid additive-subtractive machine tool

Australia’s leading machine tool manufacturer ANCA is to develop a novel hybrid additive-subtractive manufacturing platform to manufacture Tungsten custom designed cutting tools. The new line of machines (pictured), being developed with CSIRO, Sutton Tools and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), has the potential to disrupt the global Tungsten cutting tool market. Successful completion of…