Quickstep progresses AeroQure composites process

Composites manufacturer Quickstep has entered a new partnership to develop its Qure rapid composites processing technology for the global aerospace market. The Sydney company has joined commercial aerospace supplier Spirit Aerosystems to produce aircraft structural components using its AeroQure process. Quickstep’s Qure technology bypasses the energy-intensive autoclaving process, saving energy and time in manufacturing parts.…

Australian Manufacturing Forum passes 6,000 members

@AuManufacturing’s social media discussion and networking group, the Australian Manufacturing Forum on Linkedin, has passed an important membership milestone. The Forum, Australia’s largest social media group of Australian manufacturers, passed 6,018 members this morning. The Forum has grown steadily since its founding in 2013, and with the launch of @AuManufacturing news plus Twitter and Facebook…

CIMIC brings in partner for Theiss

Diversified engineering company Cimic Group is to bring in an equity partner to ownership of the world’s largest mining services contractor, Thiess. Cimic announced that it was looking to sell up to 50 per cent of Thiess, strengthening CIMIC’s balance sheet. Cimic has entered into an exclusive agreement and is in advanced negotiations with funds…