Bubs Australia enters China market

Listed goat’s milk infant formula and organic baby food producer, Bubs Australia (ASX: BUB), has partnered with a leading Chinese baby nutrition company to penetrate the Chinese market. Bubs announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Beingmate China, one of the country’s largest infant and maternal nutrition companies. The company said: “Under the…

China sneezes, will Australia catch cold?

Analysis by Peter Roberts China’s economy has finally cracked under multiple pressures ranging from a trade war with the US to massive over-building and related indebtedness. The boom economy which is a major supporter of Australia’s economic fortunes recorded exports in US dollar terms in February which were 20.7 per cent down on the previous…

Quickstep raises more than $10 million from shareholders

Composites manufacturer and technology developer, Quickstep Holdings (ASX: QHL), has raised at least $10 million from shareholders through a placement and an expanded share purchase plan. The company, which develops composites production technology and makes aerospace parts including for the F-35 Lightning fighter, will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and accelerate expansion.…

Auto parts repairs revolutionised with 3D printing

A joint industry-research 3D printing robot, Repairbot, has successfully repaired an automotive part using 3D printing techniques. In a world-first, Repairbot 3D printed a replacement lug onto an automotive headlamp assembly as part of a project underway at Swinburne University. An in-house formulated polypropylene composite material, developed by Swinburne’s materials scientist Dr Mostafa Nikzad, was…