Fleet Space Centauri-6 satellite deployed in space

Fleet Space Technologies has announced the successful deployment of its next-generation Centauri-6 satellite on SpaceX’s Bandwagon-1 mission, launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The new member of the company’s satellite constellation will help service demand for its end-to-end mineral exploration solution, ExoSphere, while also building capacity to deliver…

Titomic in biggest-ever sale of 3D printers – destined for Ukraine

Additive manufacturing machinery manufacturer Titomic has announced its largest-ever order for D523 cold spray metal printing systems to the Royal Netherlands Army, the Koninklijke Landmacht. The order comprises 10 units of the D523 low pressure system with a total sale value of $1.28 million, marking a significant milestone in Titomic’s expansion in the defence sector.…

CSIRO and Swinburne launch Industry 4.0 Testlab

CSIRO and Swinburne are demonstrating the future of Australian manufacturing at a new Swinburne-CSIRO National Industry 4.0 Testlab which includes a world-first process for the additive manufacturing of carbon fibre composite materials. Today, the Testlab showcased its world-first fully automated industrial-scale production facility using a 3D-printing approach to composite component creation. Based at CSIRO’s Clayton…

iLaunch Trailblazer to develop composite structures for space

The iLAuNCH (Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics) Trailblazer project will apply the design flexibility and speed of additive manufacturing technology to develop large-scale carbon composite structures for rockets. Launch vehicles will require scalable production of low weight and high strength structures and components that can withstand the extreme loads, vibrations and shocks…

Defence SA awards $900,000 for collaborative research

Six projects have received a total of nearly $900,000 in funding in the seventh round of the Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) announced today. Aimed at supporting genuine collaboration across government, the university sector and industry, the CRF is a catalyst for defence-relevant research, development and innovation, according to Defence SA’s Acting Chief…

Titomic enters partnership with Stärke AMG

Two leading Australian manufacturers with complementary technologies and client lists have entered into a manufacturing partnership – metal additive manufacturing company Titomic and diverse, vertically integrated company Stärke Advanced Manufacturing Group. Titomic is a leader in producing cold spray metal 3D printers, while Adelaide’s Stärke is involved with tooling production locally and in the United…