IperionX to co-produce titanium fasteners for US Army

Titanium metal and critical materials manufacturer IperionX and Vegas Fastener Manufacturing have agreed to partner to develop and manufacture titanium alloy fasteners and precision components based on IperionX’s advanced titanium products. ASX listed IperionX manufactures near-net shape titanium products, semifinished titanium products, spherical titanium powder for additive manufacturing and metal injection molding, as well as…

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Titomic announces sale of TKF metal 3D printing systems 3d printer manufacturer Titomic has announced the sale of cold spray additive manufacturing systems and associated equipment to Spanish technology centre Fundacion Centre Technologico Miranda de Ebro (CTME). The sale includes D633 medium-pressure and D523 low-pressure cold spray systems, a powder feeder and integrated spray booth…

MicroTau selected for US Air Force trials of its fuel-saving sharkskin 

Sydney-based aerospace company MicroTau, which has designed specialised polymer riblet films for aircraft to increase fuel efficiency, has been selected by the United States’ Department of Defense (DoD) for flight testing of its product. According to a statement from the Australian company on Friday, it was selected in response to the Defense Innovation Unit’s (DIU)…

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…

Hypersonix, Nominal Systems team up on digital twins

Hypersonic vehicle developer Hypersonix Launch Systems has announced an MoU with digital engineering solutions company Nominal Systems to develop “a digital twin concept demonstrator” of the DART AE aircraft. DART AE is a three-metre-long, single-use, hydrogen-fuelled hypersonic platform, additively manufactured out of high-temperature alloys. It is being developed to use with Hypersonix’s proprietary SPARTAN scramjet…

Quickstep links with ST Engineering for nacelle market

Aerospace composites manufacturer Quickstep today announced that it has signed a comprehensive collaboration agreement with Singapore’s ST Engineering’s Commercial Aerospace business to collaborate on the aircraft nacelle MRO market. Quickstep Group CEO Mark Burgess told the Australian Manufacturing Forum: “The focus of this collaboration is on MRO and technical support of engine nacelles, which represents…