Researchers develop new real-time quality inspection software for 3D printing

US researchers have used machine learning and computer vision to develop a tool for real-time quality assessment of parts being built in a 3D printer.

Aust-US ties on science and tech bolstered

Australia and the United States have moved to strengthened their history of collaboration through a senior-level dialogue on science and frontier technologies led by Industry Minister Karen Andrews.

China’s “days as the world’s factory are done,” says Foxconn

The world’s biggest contract electronics manufacturer, Foxconn, has mentioned plans to decrease its presence in China, and that the nation was no longer the world’s factory.

Australian companies develop graphene-based solution to assist social distancing

Graphene applications company Imagine Intelligent Materials will demonstrate a new social distancing solution today at a cafe in Geelong.

Archer progresses quantum computer measurement

Materials technology company Archer Materials has successfully built its first qubit control device (ESR devices) (main picture) which will be used to measure the quantum information residing on the CQ quantum computing chip the company is developing. The company also released a high-magnification image of part of the prototype nanoscale device (below), which was created…

XTEK raises $11.4 million and joins C4 EDGE consotrium

Defence technology group XTEK is raising $11.4 million from investors and also moving to join the C4 EDGE consortium of 17 SMEs that are developing a sovereign C4 (commend, control, communications and computing) environment for the Australian army. The company announced it had successfully raised $9.2 million from an oversubscribed placement with institutional investors, and…

Oyster business developing laser etching technology for authentication

Tasmanian Oyster Co has been awarded a $233,225 grant from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to develop a laser etching system to track and identify its oysters. 

Manufacturing should triple its contribution to Australian GDP: Liveris

The final report of the National COVID-19 Commission’s manufacturing taskforce is expected to recommend policy changes including around energy, procurement, and commercialising public R&D work. Brent Balinski spoke to the taskforce’s head, Andrew Liveris, about ways to maximise manufacturing’s contribution in the economic recovery and beyond.

Don’t rush into a hydrogen economy until we know all the risks to our climate

There is global interest in the potential for a hydrogen economy, in part driven by a concern over climate change and the need to move away from fossil fuels.

Top End funding boost for Adelaide lithium miner

Adelaide-based Core Lithium has received a $5 million funding offer from the Northern Territory Government to help develop its Finniss Lithium Project south of Darwin.