Neo-Bionica medical device centre launched in Melbourne

The Bionics Institute and the University of Melbourne have launched Australia’s first medical device development and manufacturing facility to fast-track new treatments for people with diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, hearing loss, stroke and diabetes. Named Neo-Bionica, is a highly specialised laboratory, purpose-built with the latest cleanroom technology, cutting edge robotic equipment, enhanced 3D…

Surge in defence exporter numbers

This year’s Australian Defence Sales Catalogue released today shows the surge in new entrants into the export market is continuing. The fifth edition of the catalogue features 214 Australian small businesses, a 25 per cent increase from the previous edition. Defence industry minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the increase highlighted the growth and…

Celebrating Australian Made – Stealth Technologies

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – looks at one of the technologies that is changing the face of security and defence thinking – autonomous systems. Here we celebrate a breakthrough in the field by Perth’s Stealth Technologies. Autonomous systems are everywhere threatening to displace manned systems in the defence and security sphere.…

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Holmwood Highgate to manufacture fuel and water storage modules Queensland bulk liquid storage manufacturer Holmwood Highgate has signed a $30 million contract with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles to deliver fuel and water modules. The modules will be fitted to defence’s fleet of logistics trucks. The Loganholme company has previously secured more than $108 million worth…

Celebrating Australian Made – the one and only Tindo Solar

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – looks at local manufacturers supporting the switch to renewable energies. Here Peter Roberts profiles Australia’s one and only manufacturer of solar PV panels – Tindo Solar. One of the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic is the danger of over-reliance on extended global supply chains and the…