Graphene strengthens composites in trials with Fremantle boat builder

ASX-listed First Graphene has announced a successful trial of graphene powders incorporated into composite construction materials with collaborator Ascent Shipwrights.   According to the Perth-based graphene supplier, initial test work incorporating different proportions of graphene at 0.25, 0.5 and 1 per cent into a fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) laminate showed improvements in ultimate flexural strength.  …

Respiri chooses Entech as global manufacturing partner

Medical technology company Respiri has chosen Adelaide’s Entech Electronics as its global manufacturing partner for its Wheezo devices to monitor wheezing and breathing in asthma sufferers. The device is the world’s first digital wheeze monitoring solution of sensor, smartphone application and digital health platform to help people manage respiratory disease. Wheezo has TGA and CE…

ABECK Group onshores steel grating manufacture – by Peter Angelico

Australian Manufacturing Forum member Peter Angelico (pictured below) explains why his ABECK Group, a supplier to infrastructure, construction and manufacturing companies, has onshored manufacture of steel gratings previously imported from overseas. As the Covid pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the Australian economy, ordering from an overseas supplier comes with increased risk. There are minimum…

Woolworths adopts data-rich 2DBarcodes

Australian retailers are adopting data-rich 2DBarcodes supplied by non-profit group GS1 Australia to replace traditional barcodes which utilise only Variable Measure Numbers (VMN). Woolworths has adopted the content-rich codes on fresh foods beginning with meat and poultry, providing information on product batch and lot numbers, serial numbers, best before dates, use-by dates, pack dates and…