Thursday, February 22, 2024

NORWELD’s new Perth manufacturing hub to cater demand for premium 4WD accessories

In response to escalating demand from both recreational adventurers and fleet operators, NORWELD, Australia’s 4WD aluminium tray and canopy manufacturer, announced a significant investment of $5 million in a cutting-edge facility located in Wangara, Perth.

Rio Tinto inks Australia’s largest renewable power agreement

Global mining giant Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s largest renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) to date, purchasing the majority of its electricity from the planned Bungaban wind energy project developed by Windlab to power its Gladstone facilities in Queensland.

iLAuNCH Trailblazer project to utilise additive manufacturing for carbon composite structures

The latest iLAuNCH Trailblazer project is embarking on a groundbreaking initiative to utilise additive manufacturing technology in the development of large-scale carbon composite structures for rockets.

Wave energy project launched to drive Australian manufacturing innovation

A groundbreaking research and development project spearheaded by Australian Composites Manufacturing (ACM CRC), Ocius Technology, and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) is poised to revolutionise the utilisation of wave energy for propulsion.

Orica’s Cyanco acquisition expands market reach, boosts sodium cyanide manufacturing

Mining and infrastructure solutions developer Orica Limited Orica Limited announced a definitive agreement to acquire Cyanco Intermediate 4 Corp (Cyanco), a US-based manufacturer and distributor of sodium cyanide serving gold mining industries across North America.

Australia’s AI Sprint launched to target cost of living, climate issues

Australia has launched the AI Sprint initiative aimed at assisting startups and entrepreneurs in rapidly developing AI solutions to tackle urgent national issues such as cost of living, governance, supply chain resilience, human and environmental well-being, and workforce transformation.

Chameleons inspire eco-friendly multicolour 3D printing tech

Researchers at the Beckman Institute have unveiled a technique capable of producing and altering structural colours across the visible wavelength spectrum, ranging from deep blue to vibrant orange.

Alpha HPA on track to advance synthetic sapphire manufacturing in Australia

Alpha HPA Limited announced significant progress in the development of its Alpha Sapphire project, aimed at manufacturing and commercialising synthetic sapphire growth technology in Australia.

Australian gov’t invests $50 million to advance artificial heart development

The Australian Government has allocated $50 million towards the development and commercialisation of what it claims to be the world's most advanced artificial heart.

Queensland’s local manufacturing shifts to zero-emission buses

Premier Steven Miles has unveiled a groundbreaking plan to introduce hundreds of zero-emission buses into Queensland's public transit system through direct government procurement in a move towards sustainable urban transportation.
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