Rivet repair tool goes into production

Engineering firm Valley Precise Global has begun manufacture of a faster and more accurate way to reduce potential fuselage damage when replacing faulty rivets on aircraft. VPG’s Rivet Hole Alignment Tool (RHAT) reduces demands on the technician whilst eliminating errors related to centering over the rivet for subsequent drilling and reaming. Manufactured under an exclusive…

Hydrogen electrolyser takes shape in the suburbs

A pioneering renewable hydrogen production facility in Adelaide has celebrated a construction milestone with installation underway for its key component, an electrolyser. Situated at Hydrogen Park South Australia (HyP SA), the Siemens 1.25 MW Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyser is part of the Tonsley Innovation District, south of Adelaide. Tonsley, the site of the former…

BluGlass to develop new semiconductor production equipment

Semiconductor device developer Bluglass will develop new machinery to manufacture devices such as laser diodes, LEDs and microLEDs with the aid of a grant from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre. AMGC will contribute $250,000, matched by the company, to a project to manufacture more efficient plasma deposition sources for the company’s 300 series RPCVD systems.…

NSW Defence network funds quantum device work

The Defence Industry Quantum Research Consortium is funding two cutting-edge quantum science and technology research projects to the tune of $1.5 million. The consortium, a grouping of universiities brought together by the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN), will bring researchers together with industry to pursue the projects. Member universities are Macquarie University, The University of…