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Minera Escondida commissions the largest desalination plant in Latin America

April 9, 2018 • Mining & Resources, World NewsComments (0)

Minera Escondida, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, has inaugurated the largest desalination plant in Latin America to supply the mine’s needs. The 25000LS plant is at the heart of the company’s water strategy, which consists of increasing the use of desalinated water and recovering more water from its processes as a means of gradually reducing withdrawals

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Students create affordable, 3d printed robot prosthetic limb for amputees

April 3, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

Students at The University of Manchester have built a low-cost, 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand that could provide a much more affordable alternative for amputees. Featuring fully posable joints, the hand allows its user to do simple everyday tasks such as

Austal wins new US Navy contract

February 22, 2018 • News, World NewsComments (0)

Austal has announced that it has been awarded a $15 million contract by the US Department of Defence for the Guided Missile Frigate FFG(X) Concept Design. The contract will see Austal develop its Frigate design to meet the FFG(X) specification ‘with the

Porsche Classic adopts 3D printing to supply extremely rare parts for its range of vehicles

February 14, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

The shortage of spare parts for vintage cars has been a persistent problem for car collectors around the world, but Porsche Classic – the division of Porsche dedicated to classic vehicles – has come up with an elegant solution to this problem. The company

Rethink Robotics expands availability of its Sawyer robot in North America and Europe

January 23, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

Rethink Robotics has inked eleven new distribution deals with distributors across North America and Europe to expand the availability and support for its Sawyer manufacturing robot. Rethink’s president and CEO, Scott Eckert, said the new channel partners

Boeing, Adient launch new joint venture to manufacture airplane seats

January 19, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

Boeing has teamed up with leading automotive seating supplier Adient to establish Adient Aerospace, a joint venture that will develop, manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies. According to Boeing’s

Boeing unveils new unmanned electric cargo air vehicle prototype

January 15, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

Boeing has unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype designed to transport a payload up to 226 kg. Boeing said the vehicle, which is powered by an environmentally-friendly electric propulsion