ASM produces high purity titanium

Australian Strategic Materials’ (ASM) joint venture partner has produced 20.8 kg of high purity titanium metal, with a purity of 99.83 per cent (pictured). South Korea’s Zirconium Technology Corporation (ZironTech) produced the metal, confirming the energy usage at approximately 30 per cent of the standard titanium industry processes. The company’s metal technology energy usage is…

Australia’s niche champions – ResMed, 5% inspiration, 95% perspiration

@AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series looks at ResMed, a company whose success owes more to business acumen than technology. By Peter Roberts. There is no doubt the development in 1981 by Professor Colin Sullivan of the University of Sydney of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for sufferers of sleep apnea has changed lives around…

Cyborg Dynamics and partners un-man ground vehicles

Cyborg Dynamics Engineering and BIA5 Pty Ltd have unveiled a truly Australian developed and produced Unmannned Ground Vehicle (UGV) (pictured). The pair, the recipients of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability priority grant have just completed 12 months of detailed design and development. Cyborg took to social media to announce: “This is TRUE sovereign capability…

Orica reports more precise blasting with WebGen

Explosives manufacturer Orica has reported more precise and safer underground ore blastig results with its increasingly automated WebGen blasting system. The Melbourne company said Nexa Resources (Nexa Vazante) had been able to improve safety and ore recovery with a single WebGen blast at its Brazilian mine. The fully wireless blast initiation system significantly reduced ore…