Stockmarket high sparks capital raisings

Manufacturers are using the current high level of the stockmarket to raise fresh capital for what remains a very uncertain business environment. Today both welding technology company K-TIG, and lithium-ion battery technology firm Magnis Energy Technologies announced successful raisings. K-TIG, which is commercialising a CSIRO high speed precision welding technology, has received binding commitments to…

BluGlass and AMGC team up to develop silicon foundry industry

Australian semiconductor manufacturer BluGlass Limited has been awarded a grant from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) to help develop its core technology. The $250,000 matched funding grant will assist the development and commercialisation of BluGlass’ breakthrough deposition technology called Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (RPCVD). In July @AuManufacturing reported that Bluglass had developed and…

Australia’s niche champions – taking back local manufacturing by SMC Corporation

In this sponsored article in @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series, William Lebihan of SMC Corporation looks at the trend towards reshoring, and some of the support available from global technology leaders. One of the many learnings over the past few months is that of self-sufficiency. In the past, Australia, like many other countries, gradually outsourced a large…