A new facility will be developed by an interdisciplinary team from seven Australian universities, and will feature a collection of collaborative robots completing prefabrication, assembly and building tasks for the construction industry.
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…
It’s one of six manufacturing sectors the federal government acknowledges as holding “comparative advantage and strategic importance,” and it’s seeing unprecedented levels of investment around the world. Brent Balinski looks at the promise of clean technology.
Metal additive manufacturing specialist Amaero International is to source an aluminium-scandium alloy for 3D printing from mining giant Rio Tinto. The alloy, the first commercial batch of the high performance alloy sold by Rio, will be processed by Amaero into powder for 3D printing and offered to the market for high temperature applications. The alloy…
A University of NSW solar energy researcher has received an Australian Academy of Science honorific award for her world record-setting work in environmentally-friendly semiconductor cells.
It might not seem important that 88% of the semiconductor chips used by U.S. industries, including the automotive and defense industries, are fabricated outside the U.S. However, three issues make where they are made critical to the U.S. as the global leader in electronics: lower capability, high global demand and limited investment.
Prohelion will make solar racing products from fast charger company Tritium under the Prohelion brand.
A public hearing on the development of Australia’s space industry will be held on Wednesday at Adelaide. The House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources will hear from stakeholders during 9 am – 3.15 pm at the Adelaide Hilton’s Victoria Room.
By Denham Sadler Local firm Q-CTRL will send its quantum tech to the Moon as part of an Australian consortium working on NASA’s Artemis program. The Sydney-based startup has developed quantum sensing and navigation technologies that can be applied to space exploration and has teamed up with the Seven Sisters space industry consortium to send…
Unveiled by NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean at Port Kembla near Wollongong on Monday, the NSW Net Zero Industry and Innovation Program, is a “cornerstone” of the first phase of the state government’s 2050 Net Zero plan and is aimed at existing heavy polluters.