Australian Precision Technologies wins missile contract

Precision engineering manufacturer Australian Precision Technologies (APT) has received a contract from Kongsberg Defence Australia to manufacture components for the KONGSBERG Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Launchers to be delivered under Project SEA 1300. The NSM will replace the Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile currently on the Royal Australian Navy ANZAC class frigates and Hobart class air warfare…

New iLAuNCH Trailblazer project targets composites strong enough for space

The iLAuNCH Trailblazer has announced that its next project involves The Australian National University and industry partner New Frontier Technologies and aims to reduce weight in satellites through “additive manufacturing of lightweight and thermally stable composite structures”. In a statement on Tuesday, iLAuNCH (Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics) said the solution would…

Construction collaboration delivers lightweight propping solution

A collaboration between Monash University and Coates Engineering Solutions has led to Quadshore, a lightweight, high-capacity propping solution for temporary construction works made from high-strength steel. According to a statement from Monash on Tuesday, Quadshore has been subjected to “rigorous destructive and non-destructive experimental tests at material, component and system levels” to demonstrate its durability…

Government moves on dodgy VET providers

The federal government will establish a new Integrity Unit within the national VET regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), to combat operators rorting the system ando better protect students. The new unit will be bolstered by a $37.8 million investment to ensure it is adequately equipped and has the technology and data matching capability…