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.…
Oz Health Plus has purchased machinery from Germany’s Oerlikon Nonwoven for producing fabric for medical masks, filling what it says is an important supply chain gap for Australia.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: the power of collaboration by Jens Goennemann
What does collaboration look like, and why does it matter? Dr Jens Goennemann closes out @AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools…” series with some thoughts on an important subject.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the hope of a growing space industry was palpable. Ribbons were cut, buildings were dedicated and Australia’s space industry was going to triple in size in just ten years. But a few weeks into March, Europe and then Australia were slowly grinding to a halt as the reality of COVID-19 set in.
Like quantum computing or fusion energy generation, for a long time hypersonics has been described jokingly as something that’s the technology of the future, and which always will be.
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…
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.