Cement manufacturer Adelaide Brighton has signed deals with two new energy providers for the supply of gas and electricity to its South Australian operations. The company has entered into an agreement with Beach Energy for the supply of gas, and also Infigen Energy, who will supply electricity to the manufacturer’s plants in Birkenhead and Angaston. … Continue reading SA manufacturer signs two new energy deals
Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed an inexpensive method for 3D printing bacteria into shapes and patterns, which could lead to revolutionary new materials. According to the researchers, the method could see applications ranging from mother-of-pearl fake teeth to powerful new microlenses that increase the effectiveness of solar panels and … Continue reading 3D printing bacteria promises new materials for manufacturing
Chris Gilbey and Phil Aitchison from Imagine Intelligent Materials took a stand at the leading geosynthetics industry event in the USA this week. The world’s top engineering, manufacturing and installation companies in geosynthetics were at GeoAmericas 2016, held in Miami this year. Gilbey said, “I was amazed at the level of interest in our imgne … Continue reading Aussie innovation impresses at leading geosynthetics event
Pacific American Coal Limited (PAK) has accepted a Heads of Agreement (HoA) to become the biggest shareholder of Imagine Intelligent Materials (Imagine IM), Australia’s leading manufacturer of graphene-based coatings for industrial material.
New Monash University research published this week in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Nanoscale has found a simple and effective way of capturing graphenes and the toxins and contaminants they attract from water by using light.
Supply 24-hour access to diesel in remote parts of Western Australia’s Pilbara region has become much more feasible with the construction of what is believed to be the world’s fully-transportable solar-powered retail fuel outlets.
University of Queensland researchers have described a newly-harnessed native nanocellulose as a “holy grail” for rubber products, with commercial potential for things like gloves and condoms.
The Hydraulic Bulk Bag Conditioner from Flexicon conditions bags ranging from short to extra tall using hydraulically-actuated rams.
A newly-opened, state-of-the-art research facility in Geelong and a new innovation hub are part of plans to boost the role Australia will play in the global market for carbon fibre products. Brent Balinski reports.
Australis Engineering’s range of Mini Linear Palletisers aim to deliver automated palletising on a budget. The capabilities of the units are developing and expanding.
WESTERN Australian Coogee Chemicals produces a range of industrial, agricultural and mineral processing chemicals for supply to both the Australian and International markets, and also provides bulk liquid terminal facilities for import, export and storage of chemicals and fuels.
Logistics & Materials Handling has extended nomination deadline for the 2012 Mercury Awards to close of business Friday 27 July.
Robatech, Fallsdell, Proseal Australia and Result Packaging are some of the companies heading to Sydney for AUSPACK PLUS 2013.
The Australian manufacturing industry needs to be more globally aware, says Chris Stathy, managing director of valve and compression fitting manufacturer, Philmac. And with the strong Australian dollar, the threat to manufacturing is not just coming from Asia, but from Europe and North America.
New racking standard moves from a “permissible stress” design philosophy to a “limit states” design approach.