Like quantum computing or fusion energy generation, for a long time hypersonics has been described jokingly as something that’s the technology of the future, and which always will be.
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…
Recent weeks have seen a renewed focus on supporting Australian made goods. From the industry minister — citing a “groundswell of community support” for locally-produced stuff — downwards, there’s hope consumers and businesses will open their wallets to Australian companies, creating local jobs in the process. Not everybody is certain it will work out…
In recent weeks, we have reported on manufacturers applying their expertise to developing Covid-19 tests. Brent Balinski spoke to Samantha Ollerton of GreyScan, which is building a trace detection device for surfaces, where the virus can linger for days. March was a month where everything changed. Whatever your business, it was time to rethink…
Over April, we invited the @AuManufacturing and Australian Manufacturing Forum communities to have their say on what policies the sector needs to thrive.
Zip Industries is preparing to begin manufacture of Covid-19 point-of-care tests at a site in Collingwood. Brent Balinski spoke to company founder William Hopper about creating domestic capacity for diagnostic tech for this and emerging infectious diseases.
Last week Brisbane medtech company Vaxxas, which is trying to reinvent the needle, announced plans to move to industrial-scale production. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s Dr Angus Forster about getting from invention to impact.
An Australian company estimates there’s $600 in valuable material sitting unused in every tonne of winery waste. Brent Balinski spoke to Professor Enzo Palombo about what’s trapped in there, and how to get it out.
Planet Innovation expects to grow its manufacturing operation by 50 per cent this year. Its co-founder, Stuart Elliott, explains the importance of understanding market need. By Brent Balinski.
V2food — makers of the Rebel Whopper patties you may have noticed in Hungry Jack’s stores since late-last year — is preparing to open its factory, get into supermarkets, and target the export market. Brent Balinski spoke to founder Nick Hazell about the potential of plant-based meats.