Hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear has received US Food and Drug Administration approval for four new products that form part of its market-leading bionic ear. Two of the products are for sound processing – the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, and the Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor (picture below). The Nucleus 7 is the world’s first cochlear implant…
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: how AI will transform food and beverage manufacturing
We are in the final day of @AuManufacturing’s “Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation” series. In this article, Mario Macri writes that the robots have arrived: automation is a reality and an enormous opportunity for manufacturing.
More than $7 billion will be spent to transform how Australia’s defence force operates in space, with a focus on improving sovereign capability.
The defence force will receive about $7 billion over the next decade to transform the way it operates in space. This means space will account for about 3 per cent of total defence investment over the next 10 years.
Developers of slag-to-phosphorous process and 3D printed thongs among Australia’s most innovative engineers
Engineers Australia has released its fifth annual list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers.
Angela Doyle looks at some of the trends that are changing Australian manufacturing — and the skills it needs to prosper — in this part of our “technologies and tools…” series. Skills and training Manufacturing is vital to Australia’s prosperity, contributing more than $100 billion to the nation’s economy every year. It is larger and…
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: We need more robots in factories by Mark Peters
There are Australian manufacturing companies reaping the benefits of robotics investments, and we need more of them. In this installment of our “technologies and tools…” series, Mark Peters presents three local examples, and argues against the zero-sum view of automation versus jobs.
Technology developer Silex Systems has successfully completed the first stage of a three-year project to develop production systems to make zero-spin silicon (ZS-Si) for use in silicon quantum computing chips. Silex has demonstrated the production of 99.95 per cent isotopic purity material at the laboratory scale using the company’s Silex laser isotope separation technology. The…
Medical technology company Memphasys’ Felix medical device to boost success in IVF procedures is undergoing trial by key opinion leaders internationally prior to commercial sale expected later this year. The device (pictured) which selects the best human sperm to be used while discarding the rest is undergoing trial in Japan, India, Canada the USA, Iran…
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation – preparing for tomorrow with digital solutions by Ben Tan
In today’s second 3D printing-related contribution to @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools…” series, Ben Tan looks at supply chains and workflows now and post-pandemic.
Manufacturers are using 3D printing (AKA additive manufacturing) methods to serve a wide variety of industries and applications. In this edition of @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools…” series, Michael Sharpe looks at some of the advantages of adopting 3D printing, and two Australian companies successfully applying it to medical uses.