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Dassault Systèmes to build virtual shipyard in SA

July 20, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

French software company Dassault Systèmes has signed an agreement with South Australian engineering firm LogiCamms for the so-called virtual shipyard program. Top representatives from the company are currently visiting SA to discuss the so called virtual shipyard – “a digital project that maps and improves digital capability in order to maximise

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NEPEAN acquires two Sandvik conveyor divisions

July 19, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

NEPEAN Conveyors has announced that it has inked an agreement to acquire two conveyor divisions from global engineering group Sandvik. Under the terms of the agreement, the Aussie equipment manufacturer will acquire Sandvik’s International Conveyor

Bombardier wins $1bn contract for new trains and rail signals for Melbourne

July 19, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Tram manufacturer Bombardier and CPB Contractors have won a $1 billion contract to install high-tech signalling technology on the Pakenham/Cranbourne and Sunbury lines in Melbourne. The contract is part of the $11 billion Metro Tunnel project to install 55

New 3D metal printer to drive innovation and create advanced manufacturing jobs for Territorians

July 18, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

The NT Government is investing in a new 3D printer that could turn 3D metal printing, which currently is just making prototypes of parts, into a tool for manufacturing actual parts for use. Developed by Darwin-based start-up SPEE3D, the LightSPEE3D printer is

Local manufacturing is dying out, new research shows

July 18, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Australia’s manufacturing level has been experiencing a major decline and is heading towards total extinction unless appropriate measures are taken to save the sector, new research has shown. The picture is quite grim – Australia has lost 122,400

Two new initiatives unveiled for food and agribusiness sector

July 18, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, has announced two significant initiatives aimed at growing Australia’s food and agribusiness sector. Speaking at the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th

Rheinmetall Defence Australia to open manufacturing facility and HQ in Queensland

July 17, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Rheinmetall Defence Australia announced that it will establish a Military Vehicle Cent of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) and an Australian HQ in Queensland if it wins Australia’s Land 400 combat reconnaissance vehicle program. The company, which is bidding for the