Metals chemicals progress reported by Lepidico, Australian Vanadium

Research and market development of value-added metals is bearing fruit with Lepidico and Australian Vanadium (AVL) both reporting new company milestones. Today resources and chemicals group Australian Vanadium confirmed positive results from its Cooperative Research Centre CRC-P grant studying the production of value-added vanadium chemicals. Also today lithium chemicals company Lepidico announced it was negotiating…

Swinburne and Sutton Tools join forces for smart manufacturing

Swinburne University of Technology and Sutton Tools have established a joint Smart Manufacturing Centre to work on projects in advanced manufacturing over the next five years in a model for industry/SME collaboration. A research agreement establishing the new centre, which will be based at Sutton Tools in Thomastown, Victoria, was signed by Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor,…

Victoria launches new innovation and capability grants scheme

The Victorian government today announced a new $20 million scheme offering companies up to $500,000 to support manufacturing innovation and capability development. The new Business Competitiveness Program is a plank in the government’s $60 million Manufacturing and Industry Development Fund, launched today by Minister for Industry Support and Recovery Martin Pakula (pictured). The program will…

The cloud is driving an Australian manufacturing revolution – by Greg O’Loan

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many Australian manufacturers’ plans to digitise, writes Greg O’Loan. Here he discusses where our predominantly SME manufacturers should focus. Last month, we saw significant cybersecurity breaches across both the Australian Government and Channel 9. But manufacturers are also at risk, in fact globally the number of publicly recorded ransomware attacks…