It is already old news that 3D printing is going to be the next “game changer” in manufacturing; it is only a matter of when. In the last few years, there has been a surge in demand for 3D printed parts, typically plastic and metal ones – not surprising since the CAD/CAM scene has been vastly improving in recent years.
Australia needs to speed up the spread of ideas across the economy in its quest for higher living standards, the secretary of the prime minister’s department, Martin Parkinson, has said.
Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, has called for greater collaboration between Australian businesses and our publicly funded research institutions in a speech delivered today at the Westmead Research Hub.
Few examples of Australian tax policy are subject to as frequent change as the Research & Development tax subsidy, again under review by the federal government. Substantive changes to the rules have occurred every five of the past 20 years. By contrast, the US has had essentially the same R&D tax rules since 1990.
Don’t miss out: it’s now easier to claim Research and Development (R&D) activities than ever before, as Alan Johnson reports.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda is being questioned again after both the Coalition and Labor agreed to make cuts to Australia’s R&D tax incentive.
Australian graphene solutions company Imagine Intelligent Materials has announced a successful field trial of a product for coating geosynthetics, enabling leak detection.
Australia’s leading national all-discipline, multi-sector postgraduate internship program, AMSIIntern is using research and innovation to transform Australian industry. From big business to SMEs, access to specialised research expertise is giving local companies, such as Omni Tanker, the leading edge.
In recent years, the use of modern adhesive technologies has become increasingly prominent in the industry. There is a good reason for this, as high-performance adhesives deliver numerous advantages for constructors and processors alike. In particular, the property of bonding all kinds of materials quickly and securely is one of the reasons why adhesives are … Continue reading Modern adhesives – a key manufacturing technology of the future
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have created a new imaging technique that allows scientists to probe the internal makeup of a battery during charging and discharging using different X-ray energies while rotating the battery cell. The technique produces a three-dimensional chemical map and lets the scientists track chemical reactions in … Continue reading New X-ray technique to view activity inside of batteries
Australian hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear has topped annual revenues of $1 billion, an increase 23 per cent on the year before.
A new engineering research and development facility is being established in Melbourne. The announcement of the Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory, an initiative of Lockheed Martin, was made at Engineers Australia’s Melbourne offices.
Dr Samih Nabulsi became the new General Manager of Cook Medical Australia earlier this year. Brent Balinski spoke to him about Cook’s approach to innovation, and how Nabulsi’s R&D background will inform his leadership.
Innovation might be a word some are sick of, but it remains essential for success. Melbourne-based manufacturer Trajan Scientific and Medical shared a few insights into what it involves for them. Brent Balinski writes.
Universities today are under more pressure than ever to collaborate with industry.
In the words of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:
Increasing collaboration between businesses, universities and the research sector is absolutely critical for our businesses to remain competitive.
The tone of commentary about the appropriateness and effectiveness of innovation as a centrepiece of Australian government policy has turned from one of enthusiasm, particularly among the start-up community, to pessimism and even rejection.
Pasternack has released a new line of waveguide bends from 5.85 to 90 GHz across 12 frequency bands, from C band to W band. These waveguide bends are commonly used in applications such as instrumentation, test benches, high efficiency RF, microwave and mm-wave transmissions, SATCOM, MILCOM, radar and telecom. These 90 degree waveguide bends are … Continue reading New waveguide bends across 12 frequency bands
With a growing appetite for technology, quality and performance, India’s auto sector has been cited as an area of opportunity for Australian companies. It’s also very tricky regarding what it expects, Professor Peter Hodgson told Brent Balinski.
Recently Sandfire Resources, a gold and copper producer based in Western Australia, announced its new solar power plant will soon start powering its DeGrussa mine. By replacing diesel power, the 10-megawatt power station, with 34,000 panels and lithium storage batteries, is expected to reduce the mine’s carbon emissions by 15%. This is an exciting development … Continue reading The next solar revolution could replace fossil fuels in mining
As many firms will tell you, “business as usual” means falling behind. Brent Balinski spoke to senior management at Geofabrics Australasia about how they look to all employees to help refresh their operations.