Sydney Manufacturing Hub to install new hot isostatic press in January

The University of Sydney research facility, Sydney Manufacturing Hub, has invested in a hot isostatic press (HIP) machine from Quintus Technologies, with installation at the university’s Darlington campus scheduled for January next year.  HIP uses a pressure vessel, high pressure gas, and high temperatures to consolidate parts, increasing their density and strength and removing defects…

New project targets growing satellite robotics industry

A new $2.3 million project led by University of Sydney, and supported by industry partners Abyss Solutions, ANT61, Space Machines Company, Sperospace and Spiral Blue, focusses on robotic satellite technologies for in-orbit repairs and maintenance. “With the number of satellites and spacecraft in orbit increasing rapidly, there’s a greater likelihood of malfunctions and collisions,” said…

Meet the researcher-turned-entrepreneur who says he’s cracked the innovation code

The second stop on our adventure to unearth Australia’s 50 Most Innovative Manufacturers is at Scimita Ventures. Founder Dr Mobin Nomvar tells Brent Balinski about his work commercialising energy, materials, and circular economy research.   Ask anybody who has taken scientific research and turned it into a commercial output and they’ll likely tell you that it’s…

Twelve new CSIRO ON Accelerate ventures announced

Addressing global health challenges, championing sustainability through circularity, and advancing advanced manufacturing, are some of the innovative areas selected for the next stage of CSIRO’s ON Accelerate programme. The programme, which develops high-potential, research-based ventures for launch into the Australian market, will include 12 new deep-tech project teams who will be given the tools and…

Uniseed expands horizons, seeks new investment managers

University investment group Uniseed is looking for new venture finance managers following its expansion, with five new universities backing its commercialising efforts. Uniseed is now searching for people to fill new roles of Investment Manager (Technology) in Melbourne and an Investment Manager (Biotechnology) in Sydney. Uniseed’s existing partners are the long established universities of Queensland,…

Liquid metal research shows new way to cut emissions in chemical industry

Australian researchers are pursuing low-temperature, liquid metal-based catalysts as a way to make the chemical industry less emissions-intensive. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology on Friday, the team of Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Dr Junma Tang and Dr Arifur Rahim showed how nickel and tin could be dissolved in a gallium-based liquid metal to access…

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BluGlass appoints new full-time CFO ASX-listed semiconductor company BluGlass has announced the appointment of Samuel Samhan (pictured) as Chief Financial Officer on a full-time basis, effective immediately. BluGlass said in a statement on Monday that Samhan is a highly credentialled senior executive with over 20 years of financial leadership and commercial  operations experience, including as…