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In this week’s briefcase, Boeing expands its relationship with an Adelaide-based manufacturer, signs a $1 billion worth of public housing maintenance contract, and Adelaide’s programmers develop innovative solutions to make public transport more accessible. approved in the plan.

Boeing expands relationship with Adelaide 3D printer

Massive 3D metal printing company AML3D is expanding its relationship with Boeing by agreeing to renew its supply of 3D printed components.

The decision to expand the scope of the order follows an initial agreement with Boeing to supply 3D-printed mold parts in June 2021, followed by Boeing’s Director of Additive Manufacturing in March 2022 at AML3D’s facility. and agreed to a second purchase contract for $140,000 for the structure in July. Aluminum test parts.

The latest updated contract includes the next phase of aluminum test parts in the form of prototype components. Increased the value of July contracts by 150%.

AML3D Managing Director Andrew Sales said the expansion shows momentum and ties to one of the world’s largest aerospace companies.

“AML3D has demonstrated to Boeing that our proprietary WAM (Wire Additive Manufacturing) 3D metal printing technology produces high quality parts on time and to specification,” said Sales.

“The expanded purchase agreement is strategically important as it moves AML3D into Boeing’s supply chain, which is consistent with achieving our growth goals for the aerospace division.”

The company’s expansion into the aerospace and defense sector was bolstered by progress towards implementing Aerospace Quality Management System AS9100D certification.

This certification is one of the highest levels of certification available to companies producing components for flight structures used in the aviation, space and defense industries and enables AML3D to manufacture aircraft “fly parts”. increase.

Once fully implemented, AML3D says it will be the second 3D wire feed additive manufacturing company in the world to achieve this standard.

-Allison Hall

Favorable SA Public Housing Contracts Announced

Renovation work for 21 public housing units in Parkside. Photo: Stephanie Richards/InDaily

The new contractor, which is undertaking $1 billion worth of maintenance work, will begin operations at the Housing SA facility from the end of 2022.

Social Welfare Minister Nat Cook announced that Torrence Facility Management, Spotless Facility Services and RTC Facility Maintenance companies were selected after a lengthy bidding process.

“These major contracts are worth $1 billion over eight years and are designed to benefit not only our customers but also the South Australian community,” said Cook.

“As with all contract renewals, we have taken this opportunity to try to improve our customer service, including how we treat our customers. It provides penalties for poor performance.”

The contract also aims to benefit local businesses and traders, including apprentices, subcontractors and Aboriginal-owned businesses.

Current contractors will continue service until December 31, 2022.

-Allison Hall

Adelaide Programmer Recognized for Public Transport Planning

Holman Prize winner Kathy Haymes.Photo: Attached

An Adelaide-based programmer has won the Holman Prize for his innovative proposal to make public transport more accessible..

Cassie Hames received a grant from the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco for her proposed app to help people with visual impairments, thanks to the Holman Prize.

The app, called ‘See Me’, aims to address the problems blind people face when using public transport.

If the “See Me” user is waiting at the next stop, the app will notify the bus driver, and once on the bus, the user will also receive a notification when the stop is approaching. This app aims to make public transportation freely accessible to the blind and visually impaired.

Haymes said her goal is to close the gap between passengers and drivers so people aren’t left behind because of their disabilities.

“Being out in the community should never be the same as a person-to-person experience, regardless of ability, disability or otherwise,” Hames said.

“As a frequent user of public transport, I wanted to develop a solution that would improve accessibility for all so that everyone could ride the bus comfortably, confidently and safely.”

Lighthouse has provided Hames with $25,000 to help develop the app over the next 12 months, and plans to have a trial ready by August 2023.

Once complete, Cassie will partner with her current employer, SAGE Group, to test the app on Australia’s existing transport system. She has already received expressions of interest in her trial from several Australian transport authorities.

-Jason Franks

Space Park is looking for partners for the final frontier

Artist impressions of the Australian Space Park.Image: Courtesy

Australia’s Space Manufacturing Hub Seeks Partners to Join to Lead State’s Industrial Efforts

The Australian Space Park (ASP) is seeking individuals who have expressed interest in joining their space-dedicated manufacturing hub in South Australia.

The ideal partner will operate a Hub Common User Facility (CUF). This will allow local space makers to leap into large-scale manufacturing and allow Australian space ventures to be competitive in the global market.

ASP is located at Adelaide Airport and Lot 14, close to aerospace companies and the Australian Space Agency.

The facility is focused on small satellites, payloads, rockets, and electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs), so the ideal applicant would be a single entity company (primary contractor) or the ability to operate and drive a CUF. , capabilities, and resources. Development of manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing activities for those technologies.

Defense and Space Industry Minister Susan Crouse made the announcement while addressing a meeting of parliamentarians and ministers at the International Space Congress in Paris.

“CUF will provide the critical infrastructure for the Australian space community to deliver the entire space value chain through the design, manufacture and launch of new space capabilities into orbit and beyond,” said Close. I’m here.

Future partners will work with current members of the hub, including private companies Fleet Space Technologies, Q-CTRL, ATSpace and Alauda Aeronautics.

International airline Airbus also recently announced that it will join Space Park to expand production of large satellites in Australia.

Minister for Trade and Investment Nick Champion said CUF is an opportunity for industry and the South Australian Government to work together to shape the future of Australia’s space industry.

“This is in line with Australia’s space strategy, which aims to double the space sector’s contribution to GDP to more than $12 billion annually and create an additional 20,000 jobs by 2030,” said Champion. says.

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