Science and industry’s role in our new defence posture

Analysis by Peter Roberts Australian science and industry has a surprisingly key role to play in the new more potent defensive stance announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Many of the systems envisaged such as hypersonic cruise missiles, directed energy weapons and our own satellites are still in the development phase. However the past…

Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: skills and training by Angela Doyle

Angela Doyle looks at some of the trends that are changing Australian manufacturing — and the skills it needs to prosper — in this part of our “technologies and tools…” series.  Skills and training Manufacturing is vital to Australia’s prosperity, contributing more than $100 billion to the nation’s economy every year. It is larger and…

Titomic appoints new chairman

Industrial-scale additive manufacturing company Titomic has announced a new chairman,  Dr Andreas Schwer, following the resignation of  Philip Vafiadis from the role last week. Schwer recently stepped down as inaugural CEO of Saudi Arabian Military Industries, founded in 2017. His resume includes roles as Chairman and President of Rheinmetall International – Rheinmetall AG and 12…