Billy Friend


Surf experience at simulation wave pool part of Siemens Beyond 150 prize

Australia is synonymous with surfing culture, but the perfect wave isn’t always easy to find. While beach hopping and unpredictable swells can be part of the overall fun, location and timing can create barriers to entry for those looking to break in. As the country’s most advanced simulation wave pool, URBNSURF is bringing the barrels to Melbourne’s northern suburbs, offering accessibility to surfing in a state-of-the-art recreation environment.
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Elexon Electronics forges future in Defence

Elexon Electronics has invested a further $1.9 million in developing its state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 defence and aerospace manufacturing facility by securing a Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grant.
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New bitumen blend is sunscreen for roads

RMIT University engineers collaborated with Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) to reveal a bitumen blend that is both UV-resistant and withstands traffic loads, with the potential to save governments millions on road maintenance annually. 
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welding SEMMA

Training the next generation of welders

What happens when a hairdresser, a plasterer and a store person walk into a bar?  They talk about welding, of course, because that is what they have in common after four weeks of SEMMA Welding Skills training. Each of these people, who had never held a welding gun in their lives, have been snapped up by eager SEMMA members to work in their manufacturing businesses on welding and other production tasks.
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Ukraine manufacturing

Manufacturing for a sustainable future

The war in Ukraine has changed the world. Over the course of the last month, the world has returned to a pre-1989 Cold War state – with the added threat of nuclear and chemical weapons. 
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