Brent is a co-founder and editor of @AuManufacturing.

Half-century-old Western Sydney SME leaps into space

By Brent Balinski The largest of four federal space industry grants announced on Tuesday went to a company best known for making components for medical industry customers. Romar Engineering is a western Sydney-based contract manufacturer, established in 1968. Its focus is on specialised plastic products for highly-regulated industries, particularly medical, which it looked to in…

Manufacturers are opening their wallets for new gear, and that’s excellent news

By Brent Balinski There is no getting around the fact that if you want to make things here and be internationally competitive, then you must invest accordingly. Manufacturing is a capital-intensive game. This is the case anywhere, but especially so in a developed country.  The leaders in industrial robotics investment? You would be correct if…