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mPort | 3D body mapping
Apparently a service in Australia that places 3D body scanning booths into malls?
custom  clothing  3D  body  scanner  scanning  service  Australia 
july 2018 by asteroza
Titomic - Industrial Scale Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Titanium, Innovative, Melbourne, Australia
Using supersonic metal particle sprays to get get powder fusion via kinetic impact, not too far from older metal cold spraying techniques. Not using bulk heating so less likely to have warped parts from SLS/SLM methods. Doing aerospace grade titanium, with an ITAR compliance area as well?
Australia  3D  printing  fabbing  manufacturing  printer  fabber  metal  powder  supersonic  cold  spray  coating 
may 2018 by asteroza
FreeFAB
Using 3D printed wax molds that are CNC milled to shape to make 3D concrete panels. To be used on a few stations on the Crossrail project.
Australia  3D  concrete  wax  mold  printing  fabbing  construction  architecture 
october 2017 by asteroza
Sundrop Farms
Solar thermal power running a desal rig to run a greenhouse fed by seawater. Upgraded version of a seawater evaporation drafted greenhouse.
australia  solar  seawater  greenhouse  hydroponics  desalination  thermal  power  generator  CSP  agriculture  farm  tomato  Delicious 
october 2016 by asteroza
Made by Cow
Apparently cold pressure treating raw milk that is already bottled in flexible plastic containers (via cold water immersion in a pressure vessel) is almost equivalent to pasteurization since it uses pressure differentials to pop bacteria. By not homogenizing or heat treating, the quality of the milk approaches raw milk apparently.
australia  cold  press  milk  food  beverage  manufacturing  alternative  Delicious 
june 2016 by asteroza
NSW Ombudsman - Apologies - A practical guide (2nd Edition)
How to apologize if you're a government, via your friends in New South Wales in Australia...
apology  guide  howto  tutorial  reference  information  government  australia  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
High Speed Boat | Offshore Power Boat
Boat, based on waterski planing concepts to reduce drag. But isn't this actually just a planing wave piercing SWATH pontoon boat in principle though?
sea  skimmer  water  skiing  seaski  planing  pontoon  SWATH  catamaran  hull  boat  ship  vessel  vehicle  transportation  wave  piercing  piercer  australia  Delicious 
december 2015 by asteroza
ALV-SPARTAN
ALV is a first stage booster with a swinging oblique wing and a nose mounted propeller for flyback, eventually second stage will be the SPARTAN scramjet.
australia  scramjet  rocket  launcher  space  proulsion  research  technology  Delicious 
august 2015 by asteroza
Unmanned Systems Australia
Google X's tailsitter cargo UAV work is being done with these guys.
google  tailsitter  VTOL  quadrotor  quadcopter  helicopter  UAV  cargo  package  delivery  drone  research  technology  australia  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Thorium Energy Generation
This appears to be the underlying partnership company behind the recently announced Australia/Czech MSR/LFTR research effort. I hadn't expected them to also be going after ADSR tech as well. I wonder how that will work out since Aker possesses the basic patent on that?
thorium  nuclear  reactor  research  MSR  LFTR  ADSR  australia  Czech  green  energy  power  generator  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
Australian and Czech consortium announce thorium joint venture | Australian Mining
Czech's are knee deep in molten salt reactor research, so getting a demonstrator, even if it isn't a commercial design, in operation to get ops data is a big win, particularly for those promoting LFTR.
Australia  Czech  thorium  molten  salt  reactor  research  technology  power  generator  green  energy  nuclear  engineering  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
Revetec Homepage revetec.com
Interesting technique of using a solid double ended piston to drive counterrotating cams to get rotational power, the cam path itself is an interesting way of smoothing out the top/bottom dead center of the piston stroke too. I wnder if it's strictly necessary to have counterrotating trilobe cams though (are pairs even required)?
Revetec  piston  slide  CAM  camshaft  engine  trilobe  trilobate  motor  ICE  Australia  automotive  technology  green  transportation  Delicious 
august 2011 by asteroza
Seadov Pty Ltd - sea water desalination renewable energy vessel
Crazy plan to desalinate water offshore in a tanker powered by renewable energy, and sell it to coastal cities in Australia. A mobile water plant, so if a city doesn't pay up, you can leave to go feed another market.
Australia  offshore  wind  current  water  turbine  power  generator  tanker  desalination  ship  vessel  Delicious 
july 2011 by asteroza
Note Printing Australia
Australia apparently is an outsourcing provider of polymer banknotes to other nations via their national mint? Canada's new polymer banknote may be made here.
australia  polymer  banknote  currency  mint  printing  press  outsourcing  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
MHI to develop compressed air solar power plant : Business : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)
If I understand this correctly, I think they are simply using concentrated solar thermal energy as a substitue for the fuel and combustor assembly in a gas turbine, taking some pressure losses and reduced efficiency in exchange for a dry plant (no heat recovery steam generator turbine). But to be truely dry requires a once through system like a gas turbine, so you take some bad hits on efficiency. Also solar, so unless you use a thermal store (molten salt) to cover nighttime generation you have to shutdown at sundown. If you had the molten salt thermal store to capture some compression heat, then a CAES storage system might be possible, but I imagine that wouldn't be attractive for a scenario like this.
MHI  CSIRO  australia  solar  thermal  compressed  air  turbine  power  generator  green  energy  CAES  Delicious 
july 2010 by asteroza
DESERTEC-Australia | Clean Power From Deserts | Welcome to DESERTEC-Australia
Seems these guys are proposing a supergrid style tie-in of a DESERTEC setup in the Australian outback to markets in SE Asia, India, and China, piggybacking on natural gas pipeline infrastructure and possibly augmented by offshore wind (likely at convenient transformer substation rigs and LNG/methane recompressors). (Interesting that they don't make the jump between Japan and China, I wonder why...)
DESERTEC  DESERTEC-australia  infrastructure  Australia  asia  pan-asia  china  india  indonesia  indochina  supergrid  grid  solar  power  generator  CSP  green  energy  network  renewable  marine  ocean  underwater  submarine  cable  HVDC  Delicious 
june 2009 by asteroza

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