EOS signs $49 million weapons contract

Communications, space and defence group Electro Optic systems (ASX: EOS) will supply remotely operated weapons systems for Australia’s Boxer CRV armoured reconnaissance vehicles following the execution of a $49 million contact. The contract, announced in August, was signed by the defence department two days ago. It allows for the development, integration and testing of the…

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…

BluGlass to collaborate on LED lighting innovations

Semiconductor technology developer BluGlass (ASX: BLG) will collaborate with California-based LED lighting innovator Luminus to develop cascade LEDs for the entertainment, projector and display sectors. Luminus is a leader in industrial, medical, horticultural and entertainment lighting, while BluGlass is commercialising its remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology. PRCVD technology can be used for the…

9 Queensland manufacturers to add to your Christmas shopping list

By Shay Chalmers, Director, Strategic Engineering Australia We have an abundance of high-quality, affordable, consumer-ready products made right here in Queensland, but we hear little about them. I’ve decided to list nine of my favourite manufacturers and retailers who make buying local even easier. Each of these Queensland businesses are manufacturing their products locally, enabling…