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BAE Systems secures major manufacturing contract

July 13, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

BAE Systems has won a £3.7bn (A$6.2bn) agreement to construct the first three ships for the UK Ministry of Defence Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme. The Type 26 Global Combat Ship will be a world-class anti-submarine warfare ship and will replace the anti submarine variant Type 23 frigates. Under the agreement, BAE Systems will …

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Swiss researchers are building a digitally fabricated DFAB House using 3D printing and robots

July 10, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Eight researchers from the ETH Zurich University together with industry partners including contractor Erne AG Holzbau are building a three-storey DFAB House in the School’s campus that will be used to test smart home technologies. The house, which is said

Volvo to go all electric in 2019

July 7, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

In a world first, Swedish car maker Volvo announced that all its launches from 2019 will have an electric motor. The move will see Volvo phase out the internal combustion engine invented more than a century ago as the car maker ushers in a new era with

Stratasys 3D printing accelerates development of all-electric commuter plane

July 3, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Eviation Aircraft is utilising Stratasys’ 3D printing solutions to accelerate its R&D process for everything from prototyping to tooling and evaluation of production parts. Eviation founder and CEO, Omer Bar-Yohay, said the company is using Stratasys 3D

Bosch to acquire leading European manufacturer of HVAC systems

June 27, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Bosch Thermotechnology has reached an agreement to acquire MTA Spa, the Italian manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. MTA, whose main operations are located in the area of Padua, Italy, develops, produces and sells

Stratasys 3D printing used to support German unmanned mission to Mars

June 26, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Stratasys announced that the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Centre is using its FDM 3D printing solutions for the production of a fully-working prototype of an exploration robot designed for unmanned flights to Mars. Dubbed

Dassault Systèmes and Airbus APWorks team up to advance use of 3D printing for serial production

June 23, 2017 • World NewsComments (0)

Dassault Systèmes and Airbus APWorks have announced a new collaborative partnership to advance the use of additive manufacturing for large-scale production in aerospace, defence, automotive and medical industries, as well as in robotics and mechanical