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Keech 3D in the media

This section contains articles, interviews, photos and videos from Keech 3D and those featured in local, national and industry specific media. Reading these articles will ensure you stay up to date with all Keech 3D news and events.

Turbine Blades Pass Overseas Test - 07-November-2014

Keech3D prints blades for Katru Eco's turbine

Keech 3D printed the blades for Katru Eco's turbine which has just completed final performance testing. A media release from Katru Eco follows. Katru Eco Inventions announced today that it has completed its final performance testing and analysis to confirm the very high efficiency of its ground breaking IMPLUX Omni-Directional Wind Power Turbine. The series of tests were carried out from late 2013 in Dumaresque Island in the Manning River delta near Taree in country New South Wales. Varan Sureshan, CEO of KATRU said “We were not expecting to achieve IMPLUX’s high potential this early. We were pleasantly surprised as the performance improved throughout the tests to finally reach turbine efficiencies nearly double our initial predictions from computerised simulations carried out in conjunction with Honda F1 in UK. A new theory in wind power which arose out of our early work was presented in 2008 at the European Wind Energy Conference by wind consultants GL Garrad Hassan. We have now been advised that our final testing methodology also sheds new light for testing methods for wind turbines and that this could lead towards better official standards. In January we won a $189,000 Clean Technology Innovation Grant from Ausindustry which got us over the line. With patents secured in major markets such as USA, China and Japan we believe the technology will have great potential and the trade mission will be a great opportunity for us to introduce our unique technology to the world.” The IMPLUX Wind Power Turbine is a highly efficient and safe urban wind solution to generate power directly on-site for use on multi-storey buildings in cities and open spaces.

Keeping bikes on straight and narrow - 28-October-2014

Max Kettle, of Bendigo, designed the bicycle laser alignment tool (BLAT) after being frustrated by the fiddly job of aligning his own bike by eye. He has had a good response from Cycling Australia and several bicycle shops to which he has given prototypes for testing. Seven prototypes were manufactured by Keech 3D using the latest digital manufacturing techniques.


Keech 3D hits the fashion world - 28-October-2014

Keech 3D has delved into the fashion world, digitally printing a hat featuring the names of all the winners of the Caulfield Cup dating back to 1935.


Advanced Manufacturing workshop - 14-August-2014

Dr Herbert Hermens led a workshop in advanced manufacturing at Keech3D on 14.8.14, as part of the Bendigo Digital Enterprise Program. Dr Hermens explained the finer points of 3D printing and discussed new digital manufacturing opportunities that are now becoming available. Following the workshop, he led a tour of the facilities which showcased the company's investment in Australia's largest commercially available printer.

TEDxBendigo: Innovation Anywhere - 14-July-2014

Keech Australia CEO, Dr Herbert Hermens, discussed why 3D printing is the next industrial revolution at a recent TedX event in Bendigo. The event explored the notion that living in a regional centre is no barrier to creativity, innovation and global participation.