DroneShield sells to two European customers

Drone counter-measure company DroneShield Ltd has received orders from government agencies of two separate European countries for its products. The first order is for the Company’s DroneSentinel multi-sensor detection system, controlled by the DroneShieldComplete Command-and-Control (“C2”) engine. The order also includes its DroneGun Tactical portable counterdrone equipment. The second order is from the Ministry of…

Bubs grows sales of infant formula

Infant formula and goat milk company Bubs Australia maintained strong growth in the 2020 financial year despite the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting supply chains in Australia and China. Bubs CEO Kristy Carr said: “Thanks to the foundations laid by the Company over the last two years, Bubs has enjoyed a year of solid revenue trajectory across…

Seven Covid days hit EOS hard

Space, communications and defence manufacturer Electro Optic Systems experienced a horror last Covid-19 seven days to the second half of 2020. The Canberra company reported major disruptions to its supply chain in the last week of June interrupted product delivery and delayed revenues until later this year. The half year result was a loss after…

Cochlear’s China plant takes shape

Hearing implant manufacturer Cochlear is pressing ahead with construction of its first Chinese manufacturing plant in Chengdu in Sichuan province (pictured). The $90 million investment was announced in 2017 ‘to facilitate local market growth and provide additional manufacturing support for products in China and emerging markets’, according to the company. It is believed the plant…

Challenges in 3D printing adoption – Shams Rahman and Kamrul Ahsan

By Professor Shams Rahman and Dr Kamrul Ahsan The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented damage to the global economy, with the federal government naming advanced manufacturing as one of six sectors of strategic importance for future growth. This sector accounts for approximately half of Australia’s $100 billion plus annual manufacturing output, with the Australian industry…