Circuitwise joins Australian Covid ventilator team

Circuitwise has joined a consortium of innovative local businesses to manufacture emergency ventilators being developed as part of Australia’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The contract is to manufacture printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies at its Bella Vista, Sydney factory (pictured) to control 2,000 ventilators being developed by a consortium of companies led by Grey…

Archer in quantum deal with IBM

New materials technology developer Archer Materials has signed an agreement with computing giant IBM to advance their quantum computing ambitions. The company, which is progressing development of a quantum computing chip, has joined the global IBM Q Network as an ‘ecosystem partner’. Archer’s chip, known as the CQ qubit processor, will now utilise IBM’s open…

BAE Systems Australia to work on Boeing Loyal Wingman jet

BAE Systems has been selected to provide key components of the Loyal Wingman unmanned jet aircraft being developed by Boeing Defence Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Adelaide-based BAE will supply the unmanned flight vehicle management technology, simulation capabilities, flight control computers and navigation equipment for the aircraft. BAE has considerable experience in…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – technology planning for competitiveness by Iain Wicking

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 is now in its fourth week. Here Iain Wicking proposes a radical approach to technology planning for competitiveness.. The 21st century battlefield thus far has been characterised not by kinetic warfare but by achieving economic supremacy over…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – what we have learned from readers by Jon Hayward-Wright

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 has been overwhelmed with submissions. Jon Hayward-Wright reveals key themes from readers as he leads the task of distilling ideas into a new deal plan. Plus, Jon wants to hear from readers interested to join a small…