More bang for a buck

There is a new defence CRC. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced a research programme to use additive manufacturing to create customised explosives. But the partners will need to be quick, and frugal – RMIT, Flinders and Cranfield (in the UK) universities plus partners have two years and $2.6m to develop 3-D printing of munitions. The first Defence Cooperative Research Centre for Autonomous Systems, received $50m over seven years (CMM July 7 2017).


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