NIOA installs ballistics data measurement technology

Australian owned munitions manufacturer NIOA has installed cutting edge ballistics data acquisition technology capable of measuring real-time projectile velocity and location at the company’s Brisbane range facility. NIOA Australia’s General Manager – Engineering Rudi Bekker said the technology was a gamechanger in weapon and ammunition performance testing, taking accuracy diagnostics to the next level. Bekker…

Rediscovering our ability to spin a yarn

The textile industry still exists in Australia, but it’s misunderstood and strengthening it will be essential in addressing environmental and social problems. Brent Balinski speaks to Meriel Chamberlin, founder of Full Circle Fibres. “TCF” is a peculiarly Australian, bureaucratic category for a misunderstood, thrown-together collection of industries, believes Meriel Chamberlin. “That is such a vast,…

Treasury Wines goes solar at Barossa winery

The maker of Penfolds wines Treasury Wine Estates gone live with the largest winery solar installation in Australia at its Barossa Winery and Production Centre in South Australia. Commissioned 12 months ago and now operational, there are almost 6,000 solar panels at the Barossa site alone, putting wines including Penfolds, Wynns, Squealing Pig and Pepperjack…

Cell Therapies new facilities fight cancer on a grand scale

Biomedical manufacturer Cell Therapies has announced the opening of new cell and gene therapy GMP (good manufacturing practice) manufacturing facilities to meet future patient demand at Victoria’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. The facility is Australia’s only biomedical manufacturing facility where CAR T-cells and other ‘living’ cancer therapies can be made at a commercial scale. In…

SQC raises another $50 million for quantum development

Sydney quantum computing hardware manufacturer Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC) has closed a scaled back $50.4 million Series A capital raising to fund the manufacture of the world’s first scalable, error corrected quantum computer. The investors in the latest round are the Commonwealth Government and institutions including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Telstra and the…

Building houses in factories for the Commonwealth Games was meant to help the housing crisis. What now?

By Louise Dorignon, RMIT University and Trivess Moore, RMIT University Huge sporting events come with substantial public investment in housing. After Melbourne hosted the 1956 Olympics, about 600 houses in the athlete village became public housing in West Heidelberg. After Melbourne hosted the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the athlete village in Parkville was largely sold off,…

AML3D sells another large 3D printer to US Navy

Additive manufacturing equipment manufacturer AML3D has announced the sale of an industrial-scale ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’ Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) metal 3D printing system to be located at the US Navy’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) in Danville, Virginia. The order, received from AML3D’s value added reseller Philips Corporation, for AML3D’s largest ARCEMY…