Researchers have found that the topological material trisodium bismuthide (Na3Bi) can be manufactured to be as ‘electronically smooth’ as the highest-quality graphene-based alternative, while maintaining graphene’s high electron mobility. Na3Bi is a Topological Dirac Semimetal (TDS), considered a 3D equivalent of graphene in that it shows the same extraordinarily high electron mobility. In graphene, as … Continue reading Electronically smooth 3D graphene
SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects and solar thermal technology, has opened two new offices in South Australia – its Australian headquarters in Adelaide and a field office in Port Augusta. With Australia identified as a priority market for the global organisation, SolarReserve’s Adelaide team will focus on delivering the Aurora Solar Energy … Continue reading SolarReserve opens Oz headquarters in SA
Having reliable equipment in automated plant is key to making sure that everything runs smoothly when the production process is in progress. Poorly performing equipment can have a knock-on effect that can lead to failure in other parts of the plant. This is why when choosing equipment to run and monitor plant it is advisable … Continue reading Panel PCs powered by 6th gen iCore processors
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
Traditionally, opening a patient’s thoracic wall requires fast movement and consistent torque to minimise trauma.
B&R has expanded its range of automation-ready Panel PCs with a new series of widescreen formats ranging from 7″ WVGA to 24″ Full HD.
With the PROFINET interface integrated in the CML 700i, Leuze electronic makes possible simple and fast integration of this light curtain in the fieldbus environment without additional gateway box and extra software.
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has been named as one of Australia’s top ten most attractive employers for job seekers by employment firm Randstad.
Emerson Automation Solutions launched the Roxar Salinity Measurement System for the sensitive, accurate and real-time measurement of saline water in gas production well streams at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week.
Clarke & Severn Electronics has developed an online Cable Assembly Builder to simplify the task of designing and building custom cables, cutting out the need for getting quotes and therefore saving time.
Process and plant engineers who can’t find room for the recommended straight pipe run required by liquid flow meters in their municipal water treatment plant retrofit projects will find the Vortab Elbow Flow Conditioner available from AMS, eliminates the problem by removing swirl and asymmetric velocity profiles caused by pumps, valves and other equipment placed too close to the meter.
The 4th annual Women in Industry Awards have been launched for another year, focusing on women excelling across a number of fields and PACE has partnered with the awards to acknowledge the exceptional women who have achieved success through their invaluable leadership, innovation and commitment to their sector.
Research and Markets has released a new report on the position sensor market, which it says is expected to reach AUS$7.93 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.27 per cent between 2017 and 2022.
DASYLab is a data acquisition software application that allows users to configure custom acquisition, analysis, and control applications in minimal time and without programmin
According to a recent blog post on the ARC Advisory Group website, data analytics are critical to the concept of IIoT. But what if we don’t trust what the data indicates? Asset condition monitoring and management applications have been the initial IIoT target, but are the benefits being realised?
Fujitsu has announced that it has signed a contract to supply The Boeing Company with FUJITSU RFID Integrated Labels that will be able to manage individual components, achieve accurate traceability, and raise the efficiency of its aircraft maintenance work.
The new weQubeVision software module with pattern matching makes Wenglor’s Smart Camera even simpler and more intelligent.
Automation is on track to become the ultimate job killer. In fact, much like the industrial revolution 200 years ago, the automation of human tasks is revolutionising both the workplace and society. What this means for the manufacturing sector can be both thrilling and frightening depending on whose point of view you take.
The dialogue around women in work hasn’t changed much over the last decade. Progress has been slow. Engineering in particular faces a number of challenges if it is to become more female-friendly. Not least of these challenges is a male-dominated talent pool and low numbers of female graduates.
Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and California Institute of Technology have nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential use in solar fuels.