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Prototyping and manufacturing facility to accelerate medtech start-ups

AU Manufacturing

The Victorian Medical Device Prototyping and Scale-Up Facility has been announced today by Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney, supported through $12.7 The Victorian Medical Device Prototyping and Scale-Up Facility is expected to be in operation by mid-2023.

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Archer Materials develops biochip system platform prototype

AU Manufacturing

Archer Materials ’ integrated biochip platform has entered an early-stage prototype with automated liquid sample handling and readout. . This would allow a complete hands-off and remotely controllable testing of prototype devices. .

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AML3D to deliver prototype parts for BAE Systems

Manufacturer's Monthly

Wire Additive Manufacturing (WAM®) developer AML3D has announced a purchase contract with BAE Systems Australia to manufacture prototype parts for nine Hunter class frigates. . The post AML3D to deliver prototype parts for BAE Systems appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly.

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Elka Suspension to display composite spring prototype at King of the Hammers 2023

Canadian Manufacturing

Elka Composite Spring Prototype (Photo: CNW Group/Elka Suspension Inc.) Manufacturing composite spring Elka Suspension prototype Technology

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Port of Rotterdam selects Airwayz as partner to develop prototype drone airspace

Robotics Automation News

Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR), in the Netherlands, has selected Airwayz as the partner to build the U-Space Airspace prototype for the port industrial complex. Features Marine airspace authority drone management port prototype role rotterdam services traffic u-space unmanned

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Vast Solar to develop CSP Gigafactory after successful prototype facility in Queensland

AU Manufacturing

Vast Solar has successfully manufactured its world-leading concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology at its Prototype Manufacturing Facility in Goodna, Queensland , paving the way for full-scale manufacturing plants in Australia that will employ dozens of skilled workers.

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Caltech launches solar power prototype into space

E&T

The 110lb SSPD prototype was launched into space on the Transporter-6 mission, which lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday 3 January 2023. . No matter what happens, this prototype is a major step forward,” said Ali Hajimiri, co-director of SSPP. “It

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Simulation-Based Highly Dynamic Virtual Prototyping

Metrology

The post Simulation-Based Highly Dynamic Virtual Prototyping appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Prototek Acquires Prototype Solutions Group

Additive Manufacturing

August 3, 2022 — Prototek has acquired Prototype Solutions Group (PSG) , a provider of quick-turn prototyping in CNC, additive and cast manufacturing located in northern Wisconsin. The post Prototek Acquires Prototype Solutions Group appeared first on Additive Manufacturing (AM).

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UNSW unveils high-speed motor prototype for electric vehicles

AU Manufacturing

UNSW Sydney has introduced a new high-speed engine prototype intended to increase the range of electric vehicles (EVs). . This makes the prototype the world’s fastest IPMSM ever built with commercialised lamination materials. .

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Simplified Prototyping: OpenPLC on an Arduino-Compatible Project Kit

Control.com

Learn how to rapidly prototype an Arduino-compatible PLC automation circuit without using wires. This hands-on project will illustrate this PLC prototyping concept utilizing the Freenove Projects Kit board

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How prototyping helps metal fabricators grow in manufacturing

The Fabricator

Those ordering prototypes aren’t buying parts. They’re buying time, and the more frequently they can iterate a product design in less time, the more successful they can be

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Hunter class frigate propeller prototypes to be made in Australia

Manufacturer's Monthly

million contract to manufacture two prototype propeller blades and a propeller hub for their Hunter class frigates under the guidance of OEM Kongsberg Maritime. The post Hunter class frigate propeller prototypes to be made in Australia appeared first on Manufacturers' Monthly.

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Release of utility e-bike prototype spearheads local LEV industry

AU Manufacturing

The prototype was developed largely in Australia using tube hydroforming methods and provides proof of concept for a local e-bike industry and market. Zoomo partnered with Melbourne-based custom automotive designer, Skunk Machine, to design, develop and assemble the frame for the prototype.

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The Rise of the Digital Prototype

Fabricating & Metal Work

With material costs having doubled in the past year in response to a laundry list of global challenges, the days of churning out and physically testing any number of prototypes are firmly in our rear view. Rethinking the Prototyping Loop.

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‘Massless Prototyping’ an Energy-Saving Alternative to 3D-Printed Physical Parts

Plastics Today

PolySpectra has developed an augmented reality tool that enables engineers to get an instant “massless” prototype of their design in their physical workspace

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Sony unveils its EV prototype, Afeela, in collaboration with Honda

Canadian Manufacturing

Sony unveiled a new high-tech prototype car it will produce in partnership with Honda at the CES tech show on Jan. The vehicle, first announced in October, glided out on stage at the CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be called the Afeela.

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VTT develops prototype of partially 3D-printed electric motor

The Fabricator

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has introduced a prototype of an electric motor comprising some 3D-printed components, including the ferromagnetic cores and a cable cover made of cellulose-based material

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High-Fidelity Simulator Eliminates Physical Prototype Automotive Engineering

Metrology

The post High-Fidelity Simulator Eliminates Physical Prototype Automotive Engineering appeared first on Metrology and Quality News - Online Magazine.

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Prototype Smart Bin could solve circular economy gap

Manufacturer's Monthly

As part of National Science Week, the CSIRO and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) researchers and Year 6 students from Marrickville Public School have tested a new prototype Smart Bin designed to build a circular economy. .

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GridRaster Uses the Metaverse to Build High Tech Prototypes and Finished Products

21st Century Tech

The software’s XR capability allows for rapid prototyping throughout the design and engineering phases of new product development.

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Contract Wire EDM Services Meet Prototype, Production Mold Demands

Mold Making Technology

Xact Wire EDM manufactures components for both prototype and production molds used in a variety of applications, from overmolds and insert molds to micro injection molding for surgical devices. Mold and die wire EDM. Photo Credit: Xact Wire EDM Corp.

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Hexagon’s simulator software eliminates need for physical automotive prototypes

Automation Mag

This will allow automotive manufacturers and tier one automotive suppliers to develop safe and desirable driver experiences efficiently, without physical prototyping. Hexagon explains that Adams can be used to build virtual vehicle prototypes.

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UK to build its first prototype fusion energy plant by 2040

E&T

A prototype nuclear fusion power plant - possibly the world's first prototype commercial nuclear reactor - will be built in the United Kingdom by 2040, business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. We will build the UK’s first prototype fusion energy plant in Nottinghamshire, replacing the West Burton coal-fired power station with a beacon of bountiful green energy.

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Polymer 3D Printing Market Moves Beyond Prototyping to Hit US$21.1 Billion in 2033

i4.0 today

Yet, actual applications of polymer AM were often restricted to prototyping and one-offs, with the limitations of polymer printing materials and lack of end-user experience preventing more meaningful usage of 3D printing in important sectors.

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XTEK secures $800K defence grant for product dev’t

AU Manufacturing

The company added that this move will streamline new product development and prototyping, as well as support maintenance and production activities at XTEK’s Adelaide site.

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Pushing the Limits of Prototyping Speed at Protolabs Injection Molding Facility

Industry Week

One of IndustryWeek's four Best Plants 2022 winners, Protolabs Injection Molding Facility in Plymouth, Minnesota, boasts an end-to-end digital chain and rapid product turnaround. Resources / IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards

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IW Best Plants Winner: Pushing the Limits of Prototyping Speed at Protolabs Injection Molding Facility

Industry Week

One of IndustryWeek's four Best Plants 2022 winners, Protolabs Injection Molding Facility in Plymouth, Minnesota, boasts an end-to-end digital chain and rapid product turnaround. Resources / IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards

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Orbital UAV to deliver engine development support to Anduril

AU Manufacturing

million second-stage engineering contract with a major Singapore customer, following the successful launch of three prototype engine systems delivered in 2021.

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Bosch Rexroth Opens New Factory Automation Customer Innovation Center

Fabricating & Metal Work

Customers can engage with Bosch Rexroth experts to develop working prototypes and proof-of-concept systems that integrate multiple controls, drives, material transport, assembly and linear motion products from the company’s industry-leading portfolio.

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Tuga signs LOI to form manufacturing consortium for urban EVs

Canadian Manufacturing

VANCOUVER — Tuga Innovations signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) for the creation of a consortium with the intent to produce the initial Tuga commercial prototypes, limited series product line, and continued advancements towards future production vehicles. Manufacturing digital communications limited series product line non-binding letter of intent production vehicle Tuga commercial prototypes

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Harnessing disruption — achieving optimal outcomes in precision molding

AU Manufacturing

AM in its many guises (rapid prototyping, 3D printing) has been with us as a technology for over three decades. Well, AM is quite unique in that over that 30 years, it has completed one adoption cycle and become a mature and ingrained technology in the area of industrial prototyping.

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Using 3D-Printed Molds to Fabricate Devices for Clinical Trials

Plastics Today

The technique slashed cost and lead time for producing prototype parts

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Casting Manufacturer Complements Traditional Methods with Additive

Industry Week

Slashed part prototyping costs lead to company growth. Technology and IIoT

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Michelin Partners with DHL to Trial Airless Puncture-Proof Tire

Plastics Today

First-ever pilot on Singapore roads will see prototype tires fitted to nearly 50 DHL delivery vehicles in Singapore by the end of 2023

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Stewart Tool to build manufacturing plant in Virginia

The Fabricator

based prototype to production manufacturer, will invest $9.1 Stewart Tool Co. Inc., a Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based million to establish its first East Coast manufacturing operation in Troy, Va

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Freudenberg Medical Centralizes Handle Design at Center of Excellence

Plastics Today

The expansion and consolidation of services at the Indiana facility will expedite prototyping and product development

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Need for Speed and Scope Drives Quickparts’ Acquisition of Xcentric Mold & Engineering

Plastics Today

The combined company will offer in-house, end-to-end solutions from first prototype to short-run production, said Quickparts CEO

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Fraunhofer Research Uses NVIDIA Technology for AI Robotic Simulation

Control.com

Using simulation, and thus, reducing costs associated with prototyping and testing, the Fraunhofer Institute of Material Flow and Logistics (IML) attempts to advance robotic R&D

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Software helps stamper get a handle on springback

The Fabricator

Complete Prototype Services’ sheet metal division in Clinton Township, Mich., used AutoForm-Compensator from AutoForm Engineering to get a handle on springback

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Raspberry Pi Applications in Industrial Automation

Control.com

Though not a direct replacement for PLCs, Raspberry Pi has the potential to be used in industrial automation applications for prototyping, embedded systems, and as a low-cost process controller

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Jabil Additive shows engineered materials and advanced additive manufacturing capabilities at Formnext

Design World

will showcase the latest advancements in engineered materials, as well as increasing customer adoption of its global additive manufacturing platforms and solutions for product prototyping, parts production and the development of manufacturing jigs, fixtures and tooling. Jabil Inc.

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GUSS delivers its 200th autonomous crop sprayer

Robotics Automation News

After several years of prototype development and refinement, the award winning GUSS was delivered to the […].