ASX-listed First Graphene has announced a successful trial of graphene powders incorporated into composite construction materials with collaborator Ascent Shipwrights. According to the Perth-based graphene supplier, initial test work incorporating different proportions of graphene at 0.25, 0.5 and 1 per cent into a fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) laminate showed improvements in ultimate flexural strength. …
For the first time in years, our dependence on manufactured goods from outside of Australia has been questioned – all of a sudden, the kilometres in a supply chain really matter. By Peter Rowland.
Monash University researchers have published results showing a way to identify high-quality graphene and graphene oxide much more easily than current methods.
Graphene applications company Imagine Intelligent Materials will demonstrate a new social distancing solution today at a cafe in Geelong.
An RMIT team has developed scalable and affordable spray-on coatings that could help create the next generation of energy-saving windows.
A team from the University of NSW has developed a technique for “material microsurgery” which they say allows them to extract useful elements from electronic waste for purposes such as surface coatings to strengthen steels.
Oz Health Plus has purchased machinery from Germany’s Oerlikon Nonwoven for producing fabric for medical masks, filling what it says is an important supply chain gap for Australia.
New materials and better products regularly go together. In this part of @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools” series, Michael Grogan looks at some standout local adopters.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: why it’s important to commercialise new materials by Gary Walsh
@AuManufacturing’s highly successful new deal plan for manufacturing was aimed at Australia’s policy makers. Our new series, crowd sourced advice from our manufacturing community, aims to help businesses transform their operations to compete and grow through new tools and technologies. Here Gary Walsh explains why it’s important to commercialise new materials by taking ideas out of the lab and into industrial reality
The final round of 2019 ARC Linkage Project grants was on announced on Thursday, with funding for 77 projects, including new manufacturing processes for superalloy components and graphene cathodes for next-generation batteries.