Merry Australian made Christmas

Merry Australian Made Christmas to all at the Australian Manufacturing Forum Linkedin group and @AuManufacturing news. It has been a hectic year and a bit since we launched the Forum’s @AuManufacturing news site, so we are taking a break. We hope you have enjoyed our brand of ethical manufacturing journalism. We aim to bring you…

9 South Australian manufacturers to add to your Christmas shopping list

I was so impressed by Shay Chalmers @AuManufacturing story yesterday of nine Christmas-ready Queensland manufactured products, that I couldn’t help but compile my own list. Mine is of manufactures from my own home state of South Australia that belong in any festive stocking, celebration table or for that special indulgence. As Shay said, these companies…

Canberra eases Australian Made path for complementary medicines

The federal government has responded to concerns from the complementary medicine industry by making it easier for them to be sold as ‘Made in Australia’ and with the ‘Australian Made’ logo. The Government, with support from the states, has introduced an interim measure to allow access for complementary medicines that meet certain manufacturing eligibility requirements.…

Airspeed and Naval Group to enter composites design competition

Submarine builder Naval Group and composites manufacturer Airspeed have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter a design competition organised by Lockheed Martin Australia. Lockheed is a major contractor for systems for the Attack Class submarine which will be built in Adelaide by Naval Group itself. The two companies, strangely including the submarine builder…

IMCRC funds Neometals to make synthetic zeolite

Materials company Neometals (ASX: NMT), the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (“IMCRC”) and Queensland University of Technology (“QUT”) are to collaborate to build a synthetic zeolite manufacturing plant. IMCRC will provide $2.57 million for the collaborative research project which will produce zeolites from lithium refining waste. Zeolites are microporous, aluminosilicate minerals commonly used as molecular sieves, commercial…