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Amaero International to review strategic alternatives Additive manufacturing technology company Amaero International has commissioned investment and advisory firm Guggenheim Securities to evaluate strategic alternatives for the company. The study was aimed at ensuring it was ‘taking every step possible to maximise value for shareholders’, according to an announcement. Amaero said no decisions had been made…

Canberra backs steelworks, hints at further MMI investment

BlueScope Steel will invest $217 updating the Port Kembla steelworks with the assistance of a federal government Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant. Canberra will provide $55.4 million to the project which will ‘shore up the supply of Australian steel to support renewable energy projects and our local defence sector’, according to the government. Steel plate produced…

USQ research joins Defence Industry Security Program

University of Southern Queensland defence industry research efforts have been granted membership to the federal government’s Defence Industry Security Program (DISP). Membership signals USQ’s strong capability to meet the national and international security requirements of Australia’s defence industry supply chain, according to a statement. DISP provides non-military organisations with a framework for working securely with…