Australian Army successfully conducts field test of SPEE3D metal 3D printer

The Australian Army has carried out a field test of metal 3D printer manufacturer SPEE3D’s WarpSPEE3D additive manufacturing (AM) systems.  Taking place in various locations across the Australian Northern Territories, the three day trial demonstrated the efficacy of metal 3D printed parts during field training. Throughout testing, SPEE3D’s 3D printers proved capable of being deployed

Record-high data transmission using a soliton crystal

Australian and Canadian researchers led by Prof David J. Moss at Swinburne University of Technology and honorary professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) was able to achieve world record-high data transmission over 75 km of standard optical fibre using a powerful class of micro-comb called soliton crystals. “This is one of

Amaero to develop 3D printed tooling with automotive firm

Amaero, an Australian metal additive manufacturing service provider, has signed an agreement with an unnamed automotive manufacturer to jointly develop 3D printed tooling. Specifically, Amaero will be using its suite of metal additive manufacturing technology to create steel inserts for two aluminium casting die components. Using additive manufactured inserts for tools, according to Amaero, can

Titomic receives Airbus purchase order for TKF parts, partners with Triton for US DoD R&D projects

Australian metal 3D printer manufacturer Titomic has made two recent announcements relating to its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) additive manufacturing technology.   The first update concerns a partnership with US-based global product development and technology company Triton Systems to implement TKF technology for validation through US Department of Defense (DoD) R&D projects. “The signing of this

Titomic signs AUD $25.5M Equipment Sales Agreement with Global Defence Manufacturer  

Titomic, an Australian metal 3D printer manufacturer, has signed an AUD $25.5 million equipment sales agreement with Composite Technology, a global defense supplier.  Titomic will provide two of its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) manufacturing systems. Composite Technology thinks this partnership will “increase capacity in the area of defense-related product and component development.” Preceding the contract,

Triple Eight Race Engineering customizes race wheel with HP MJF 3D printing

Triple Eight Race Engineering, an Australian motor racing team, is using 3D printing technology from HP to produce customized parts for its race cars. In partnership with EVOK3D, an Australia-based 3D printing solutions provider, Triple Eight has been able to use HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology to 3D print a number of parts for

Anatomics proves viability of 3D printed surgical guides

Australian med-tech company Anatomics has conducted a study on the benefits of 3D printed patient-specific medical models for pre-surgical planning.  Using its 3D printed “SpineBox” kit to support spinal fusion surgery, Anatomics has measured the performance of the models on 129 patients, over a period of 27 months. These patients were all undergoing minimally invasive

Amaero lists on ASX, seeks commercial opportunities in additive manufacturing

Amaero, a company specializing in additive manufacturing of aerospace components, has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) following an IPO that raised $8 million at 20c per share. Seeking to expand its operations from two sites in South Australia and its U.S. subsidiary AM Aero the fund, according to company chairman David Hanna, will

SPEE3D to deploy metal 3D printer in $1.5M Royal Australian Navy project

Australian metal 3D printer manufacturer SPEE3D, partnered with the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (AMA) and Charles Darwin University (CDU), is undertaking an AUD$1.5 million (USD$1 million) project for the Royal Australian Navy. Over the course of two years, government funding will back a pilot trial of SPEE3D metal 3D printing technology that aims to streamline patrol vessel maintenance

Controlling the charge state of organic molecule quantum dots in a 2D nanoarray

Australian researchers have fabricated a self-assembled, carbon-based nanofilm where the charge state (ie, electronically neutral or positive) can be controlled at the level of individual molecules, on a length scale of around one nanometre. Molecular self-assembly on a metal results in a high-density, 2D, organic quantum-dot array with electric-field-controllable charge state, with the organic molecules