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RMIT researchers explore use of ultrasound in 3D printing

A study by RMIT University researchers has shown that sound vibrations can be used to improve the micro-structure of 3D printed alloys. The researchers found that high frequency sound waves can have a significant impact on the inner micro-structure of 3D printed alloys, making them more consistent and stronger than those printed conventionally. Carmelo Todaro, … Continue reading RMIT researchers explore use of ultrasound in 3D printing

$13m infrastructure upgrade underway at Tarong Substation

Preliminary work is underway on a $13 million electrical infrastructure upgrade at the Tarong Substation to ensure a continued reliable supply of electricity to the South Burnett region. Queensland’s acting energy minister Mark Ryan said Powerlink’s the work was delivering critical upgrades to the 38-year-old substation. “Tarong Substation is a major injection point in Powerlink’s … Continue reading $13m infrastructure upgrade underway at Tarong Substation

Applications open for STEM grants

The federal government has opened applications for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grants for organisations and businesses to partner with other businesses, experts, schools and community organisations to deliver STEM initiatives for young people. Federal industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews, who announced the opening of applications for Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement … Continue reading Applications open for STEM grants

Australian sewer management technology taken up by Envirosuite

A new partnership will see a modelling tool that detects sewer pipe corrosion developed by University of Queensland researchers embedded with environmental management technology company Envirosuite’s range of wastewater solutions. Sewex, an advanced mathematical modelling tool, was developed by researchers at the University of Queensland’s Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) following a request from the … Continue reading Australian sewer management technology taken up by Envirosuite

Acoustic sensing project to help Sydney Water prevent pipe breakage

The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), Sydney Water, SA Water and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are collaborating on a acoustic sensing pilot project that aims to reduce leaks and breaks in water networks. The project, which involves acoustic sensors monitoring a total of 13km of pipes across the Sydney CBD, is part NSSN’s … Continue reading Acoustic sensing project to help Sydney Water prevent pipe breakage