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  • Electronically smooth 3D graphene

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    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

    February 1, 2018 0 comment

  • Australian tech making batteries safer and more sustainable

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    As exploding batteries in mobile phones, computers and headphones continue to make headlines, researchers at Swinburne’s Centre for Micro-Photonics are one step closer to producing commercially viable, chemical-free, long-lasting, safe batteries.

    June 19, 2017 0 comment

  • Budget 2017: a glimmer of support for innovation and advanced manufacturing

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    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

    May 14, 2017 0 comment

  • Rugged panel widescreen PCs for easy maintenance

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    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.

    May 7, 2017 0 comment

  • Light curtain with PROFINET interface

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    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.

    May 7, 2017 0 comment

  • New multichannel mixed-signal Instruments

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    NI has announced today the release of a new family of PXI arbitrary waveform generators with up to two channels and 80 MHz of analog bandwidth in a single slot, and a new 100 MHz, 8-channel oscilloscope that builds on NI’s expertise in high-density and software-designed instruments in PXI.

    May 4, 2017 0 comment

  • New salinity system for increased flow assurance in oil & gas production

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    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.

    May 4, 2017 0 comment

  • Online app to simplify cable design

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    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.

    May 1, 2017 0 comment

  • Position sensor market set for strong growth

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    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.

    April 28, 2017 0 comment

  • Upgraded data acquisition suite

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    DASYLab is a data acquisition software application that allows users to configure custom acquisition, analysis, and control applications in minimal time and without programmin

    April 26, 2017 0 comment

  • In data we trust – or do we?

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    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?

    April 26, 2017 0 comment

  • Fujitsu to supply Boeing with RFID technology

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    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.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Will automation become the next job killer?

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    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.

    April 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Invisible radar a boost for defence

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    New radar technology developed in Australia promises comprehensive surveillance of enemy troops without compromising safety.

    April 23, 2017 0 comment

  • Australian physicists open door to improved communications

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    Research led by ANU on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.

    April 20, 2017 0 comment

  • Are opportunities increasing in the renewable energy sector?

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    With the push for greater development of clean renewable energy sources continuing to gather momentum, is there likely to be an increasing focus on potential opportunities for involvement of Australia’s manufacturing industry in supplying this market segment?

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • 2017 Zenith Awards nominations now open

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    This years’ 15th PACE Zenith Awards will recognise the very best in process and control engineering with the 2017 celebration to be held on Tuesday 15 August at the spectacular Doltone House Hyde Park in Sydney.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • HVAC particle sensor

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    Honeywell has announced a new particle sensor designed to help building owners and consumers monitor the air for potentially harmful particulate contaminants caused by dust, soot and smoke.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • Toshiba’s future damaged by nuclear option

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    Toshiba has warned that investment in nuclear power may have been the cause of major losses made by the company.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • New fanless embedded computer

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    Backplane Systems Technology has launched Neousys Technology’s Ultra Compact Atom and Pentium Apollo Lake Fanless Embedded Computer, the POC-300 Series.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment