The process of pultrusion has been used by at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to create composite materials for the oil and gas and transport industries in Australia and overseas. Pultrusion involves creating continuous lengths of composite material by pulling fibre-reinforced profiles through a cross-section of die, resin, and heating and cooling zones. Working … Continue reading Pultrusion creates consistency, productivity
The potential of products made from recycled materials was on display at the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s (AMGC) “The Path to a Circular Economy” event. In focus were materials such as plastics and textiles, which through advanced manufacturing processes are being re-used or recycled to create new products. Single-use plastics, which would otherwise end up … Continue reading Circular economy: closing the loop
The latest partnership between a local manufacturer and the Australian Space Agency focusses on lightweight composite materials. Canberra-based engineering company, XTEK, signed an agreement with the Agency to further develop and produce these composites, which are ideal for space applications. The Agency has previously partnered with satellite start-up Myriota, and these parternships are designed to … Continue reading Defence materials manufacturer signs with Australian Space Agency
An international collaboration between researchers from RMIT University and the National Institute of Technology, Warangal (India) has led to the development of a new way to extract graphene. The method derives graphene from eucalyptus bark and is cheaper and more sustainable than current synthesis methods, according to a statement from RMIT. While the current cost … Continue reading Graphene extracted from eucalyptus trees
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.