Raytheon engages with local SMEs to win defence work

US-owned Raytheon Australia’s has selected ten companies to participate in its recently launched industry engagement program that helps small businesses win defence work here and in export markets. The company, which in March opened a major new technical and manufacturing centre in Adelaide, selected these companies for its Capability Plus program: AOS Group, Melbourne archTIS,…

Perception versus the reality of manufacturing – by Shay Chalmers

Shay Chalmers takes a look at community perceptions of manufacturing. Often seen as dirty and unattractive, Shay believes the sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the face of manufacturing – and offering a way forward for Australian Made. The challenge is real. Manufacturing tends to conjure up some unfortunate mental images for people,…

Lepidico announces new lithium carbonate process, files for patent protection

Lithium chemicals company Lepidico has announced the development of a new proprietary process for producing high purity, battery grade lithium carbonate from lithium hydroxide. The process sequesters and consumes upstream generated carbon dioxide, thus reducing the processes’ carbon intensity. The Perth company has applied for provisional patent protection from the Australian Patent office. Lepidico plans…