A South Australian company that developed an acoustic listening device for monitoring the health of wind turbines has begun commercial production for the huge US market.
Two straight months of growth for manufacturing came to an end in August, according to the Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index, with the Melbourne lockdown contributing to the negative result.
Australian wattle seeds are scheduled to be launched on a SpaceX flight next month, head to the International Space Station where they will remain for six months, and then return home to be studied by schoolchildren under the inaugural Australian Seeds in Space educational program.
For 50 years hydrogen has been championed as a clean-burning gas that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The idea of a “hydrogen economy” is now enjoying a new wave of enthusiasm — but it is not a silver bullet.
In this part of @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series, Simon Dawson shares three three points consistently raised in conversations with SMEs, each worth considering in terms of successful niche manufacturing.
Industrial composites systems manufacturer Matrix Composites & Engineering plunged to a $64.5 million loss after tax in the 2020 financial year with delays, deferrals and reduced capital expenditure in the oil and gas sector. Underlying EBITDA loss is $3.7 million, the difference made up by asset write downs as its markets were challenged by the…