Construction is one of the largest industries in the world economy – worth $10 trillion globally – equivalent to 13 per cent of GDP. But, Professor Jay Sanjayan, from Swinburne University of Technology, explains that construction has suffered for decades from remarkably poor productivity compared to other sectors. While agriculture and manufacturing have increased productivity … Continue reading Swinburne University: 3D concrete printing takes the ‘boring’ out of buildings
Ultimaker, a company that specialises in desktop 3D printing, has announced the availability of the first material print profiles from material companies in Ultimaker Cura 3.6. The company hosted a press conference together with BASF, Clariant, DSM, and DuPont to launch Ultimaker Cura 3.6 and highlight the importance and share first results of the open … Continue reading Ultimaker continues to unlock new 3D printing applications
Konica Minolta has announced a partnership with Western Sydney University (WSU) to build digital manufacturing capabilities for WSU research staff and students, and the Western Sydney community. Many manufacturers are looking at digital manufacturing as a way to remain competitive and meet changing customer expectations; 3D printing is an important part of the process. Konica … Continue reading Partnership for digital manufacturing
A BIS Research report forecasts the global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer material market is estimated to reach $1.86 billion (A$2.37 billion) by 2023 at a CAGR of 21.5 per cent from 2017 to 2023. The report says that it is because of the reliable properties of plastic and photopolymer, their cost effectiveness as compared … Continue reading Global 3D printing plastic and photopolymer market to reach A$2.37 billion by 2023
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda was a call to arms for Australia’s research and industry sectors to collaborate and drive our economy. One and a half years on, you’d be excused for thinking a few pages of notes were missing from Budget 2017. Specifically no comment was made about the … Continue reading Budget 2017: a glimmer of support for innovation and advanced manufacturing
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The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Safety Centre and the Safety Institute of Australia will publish two new chapters in the Occupational Health and Safety Body of Knowledge next week.