Australia and Germany will work together to assess the uses of AI in advanced manufacturing, as part of $2.2 million in funding for research collaboration. The grants come from the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme, which enables in-depth connections between researchers in both countries, as Universities Australia chief executive, Catriona Jackson, outlined. “Germany is one … Continue reading Academic exchange to focus on AI in manufacturing
Professor Jennifer Stow, of the University of Queensland (UQ) Institute for Molecular Bioscience, is the only Australian to join the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO), to promote and improve life sciences research. According to UQ, Stow’s work in investigating cells and finding cellular and molecular solutions has had a broad impact in medicine, biological, and … Continue reading University of Queensland professor joins EMBO
Australian shipbuilder Austal announced the delivery voyage of a new 56 metre high speed passenger ferry, for Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS Group) of Germany. Hull 418 departed Austal Philippines shipyard in Cebu on 7th March 2018 and formal delivery and handover is anticipated upon arrival to FRS Group in Germany, in April. Austal was awarded … Continue reading Austal delivers ferry to Germany’s FRS Group
Kibaran is set to build its pilot plant for producing battery-grade graphite following outstanding results of feasibility study it conducted on downstream processing of graphite from its Epanko Graphite Project in Tanzania. The study found that production of battery-grade graphite using Kibaran’s proprietary purification technology would be low-cost and environmentally friendly. The feasibility study was … Continue reading Kibaran to construct pilot overseas graphite manufacturing plant
Leader of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce, Siemens ANZ CEO Jeff Connolly, has visited Hannover Messe to sign a joint collaboration agreement with Germany’s Platform Industrie 4.0 Group. The industry groups have entered into the agreement to see closer collaboration between the two countries in developing modern manufacturing sectors. In addition to creating opportunities … Continue reading Australia and Germany collaborate on modern manufacturing
A study by statistics firm Statista researched 43,000 consumers from 49 different countries to determine the world’s most respected ‘Made in’ labels. According to the study, Australia ranks 14th. Germany ranked first, receiving 100 index points, closely followed by Switzerland with 98 index points. Other nations in the top five include the EU as a … Continue reading ‘Made in Australia’ label among world’s most reputable
As the lights were illuminated on this year’s Christmas tree at Windsor Castle, they sparkled in some very special baubles that were hand blown and adorned with various emblems, the stamps for which came from Kaeser Compressors. Coburg, the home of both Kaeser, and the English royal family shares a long history together. Prince Albert, … Continue reading Kaeser helps to decorate the royal Christmas tree
Specialist pipe fittings and valves manufacturer Philmac will soon ship out its first export order to Germany with its products bound for use across the country’s water utility sector and beyond.
Trumpf and Siemens are joining hands to produce a software solution for optimised and streamlined additive manufacturing of metal parts with Trumpf printing machines – from part design to 3D printing. The two companies hope to industrialise laser metal fusion technology and make the additive manufacturing process for metal parts an integral part of the … Continue reading Trumpf and Siemens to collaborate on 3D metal printing
Tesla Motors has announced its agreement to acquire German company Grohmann Engineering in an effort to further automate its factories and increase production.
GE has agreed to acquire metal additive manufacturing company Concept Laser for 549 million euros after a bid for Concept Laser’s rival German company SLM Solutions fell over.
A US Federal Judge has granted final approval for Volkswagen’s compensation package, worth $US 14.7 billion, following the German company’s admission in September 2015 that its vehicles had cheated laboratory emissions tests.
Mercedes-Benz Australia has affirmed comments made a week ago by its head of driver assistance systems that an automated vehicle would, in the event of an imminent and unavoidable collision, act to protect its passenger.
GE has come a step closer to realising its plans to acquire SLM Solutions and Arcam for $US 1.4 billion, with SLM Solutions’ board advising shareholders to accept the offer.
A Tesla driver’s car has hit the back of a tourist bus in northern Germany, with the car in Autopilot mode at the time, according to the driver.
GE has announced its intention to buy SLM Solutions of Germany and Arcam of Sweden, both makers of industrial metal additive manufacturing machines, in what it is calling the next step on its way to becoming a digital industrial business.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) is unlikely to secure compensation for customers from German car maker Volkswagen and its Australian subsidiary for breaching emission standards.
Recent figures show that more Australian businesses are exporting, assisted by the lower dollar. However, there’s a lot to consider before considering any new market, as Christelle Damiens, founder of Exportia, told Brent Balinski.
Daimler has announced it will use 3D printing to help localise production of spare parts for its trucks. Reuters reports that the world’s biggest truck maker and parent company of Mercedes Benz will begin the initiative in September, for parts “including spring caps, air and cable ducts, clamps, mountings and control elements.” It has experimented on … Continue reading Daimler to begin 3D printing truck parts
There are great concerns about the potential effect of Brexit on the engineering industry, particularly in regard to free movement of engineers and scientific research funding.