Prefab car park company makes commercial progress with Bluescope subsidiary

Construction technology company PARKD has announced entry into Binding Commercial Terms with Fielders Steel Roofing (a division of BlueScope Steel) for the licencing of PARKD’s Metal Deck Support System (MDSS) and intellectual property.  The news follows a successful 120-day due diligence term announced in September 2023. Western Australia-based PARKD is a developer of modular, multi-storey…

NATA announces speaker lineup for two-day Accreditation Matters 2024 conference

The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) has announced its initial speaker lineup for its Accreditation Matters 2024 event in June, headlined by a keynote from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and featuring presentations from the National Measurement Institute (NMI), Standards Australia (SA), CSIRO, and others. In a statement on Wednesday, NATA said the event…

New project targets growing satellite robotics industry

A new $2.3 million project led by University of Sydney, and supported by industry partners Abyss Solutions, ANT61, Space Machines Company, Sperospace and Spiral Blue, focusses on robotic satellite technologies for in-orbit repairs and maintenance. “With the number of satellites and spacecraft in orbit increasing rapidly, there’s a greater likelihood of malfunctions and collisions,” said…

Extel Technologies acquires Synergetics

Melbourne-headquartered product development and electronics engineering company Extel Technologies has announced the acquisition of Monterey, California-based contract electronics manufacturer Synergetics Manufacturing, following “several years of diligent efforts”. In a statement on Monday, Extel said the acquisition is a culmination of a long-time presence in California in pursuit of its US expansion plan and would add…