AML3D and Austal produce additive vessel component

Additive manufacturer AML3D and shipbuilder Austal have had a 3D printed marine component independently tested and verified. The three metre long personal recovery davit (crane, pictured) was designed and manufactured by AML3D at its Adelaide factory utilising its wire additive manufacturing (WAM) technology. AML3D utilised the company’s design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) platform to produce…

Digitalisation drives manufacturing progress – WEF

By Peter Roberts Factory digilisation is the key driver of a resilient and competitive manufacturing sector. Leading manufacturers use digital capabilities to find new revenue streams and increase product output, matching their focus on advanced technology with building workforce skills. The World Economic Forum calls the leaders in the field Global Lighthouses, and this week…

Altech’s breakthrough in silicon battery technology

Advanced materials company Altech Chemicals has succeeded in applying a nano layer coating of alumina to silicon particles typical of particles used to manufacture anodes of lithium-ion batteries. This follows the successful application of the coating to graphite particles, also used in battery manufacture. The Perth company, which mines at Meckering in Western Australia and…