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Government proposes compulsory recall for faulty Takata airbags

September 22, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

The Federal Government is considering imposing a compulsory recall of all vehicles with faulty Takata airbags after an ACCC safety investigation discovered a design flaw that could lead to serious injury or death to vehicle occupants. The ACCC probe found that Takata airbag inflators without a desiccant (or drying agent) or with a calcium sulphate …

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3D printing specialists Titomic lists on the ASX

September 22, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Australian additive manufacturing specialist Titomic has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) after raising $6.5 million via a fully underwritten Initial Public Offering (IPO). The Melbourne-based company issued 32.5 million shares at a price of

Australian drone manufacturer receives order from NASA

September 21, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Sydney-based robotics company Aquabotix has received an order from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab for an underwater drone that will be used in the agency’s Ocean Worlds exploration program. The drone, which is capable of travelling at depths up to 300 metres,

ARENA announces 12$m assistance for 30MW SA Battery

September 21, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide up to $12 million in funding for a new large-scale battery designed to demonstrate how energy storage can strengthen the grid and potentially lower energy prices. The 30MW, 8MWh battery, to be

QUT scientists develop Australia’s first lithium-ion battery

September 21, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

QUT researchers have created Australia’s first lithium-ion battery at a purpose built facility located within the university’s pilot plant precinct at Banyo on Brisbane’s northside. QUT’s pilot facility, which is the country’s only facility capable

Nissan celebrates global production milestone

September 20, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Global full-line vehicle manufacturer Nissan has reached a significant milestone this week with the production of its 150 millionth vehicle. Australia has contributed to producing over 1.6 million of these vehicles, including 806,432 of the 50 million cars

Austal delivers sixth Littoral Combat Ship to US Navy

September 20, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Austal has completed the delivery of the sixth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the US Navy under the US4$ billion deal signed in 2010. The official handover of the future USS Omaha (LCS 12) was celebrated at the company’s manufacturing facility in Mobile, US,