Silex furthers production of silicon for quantum computing

Technology developer Silex Systems continues to further its three-year project to develop production systems to make zero-spin silicon (ZS-Si) for use in silicon quantum computing chips. The company told investors the latest work completed involved optimising the synthesis process for the feed material. This validated that the process can be scaled up to industrial production…

Australian Manufacturing Forum passes 7,000 members

@AuManufacturing’s social media discussion and networking group, the Australian Manufacturing Forum on Linkedin, has passed an important membership milestone. The Forum, Australia’s largest social media group of Australian manufacturers, passed 7,021 members this morning. The Forum has grown steadily since its founding in 2013, with the latest 1,000 members joining in the past five months…

Air Affairs’s Phoenix jet drone deployed in Navy exercises

Air Affairs Australia’s Phoenix jet drone (pictured) has been successfully deployed in firing exercises involving Australia’s three air warfare destroyers HMAS Hobart, Sydney and Brisbane. Two of the Australian-made Phoenix drones simultaneously ‘attacked’ the ships flying in low at 300kts. According to the company: “Both targets flew faultlessly and turned precisely together to initially attack…

Austal launches Volta electric passenger ferries

International shipbuilder Austal has launched a range of new electric-powered high-speed passenger ferries dubbed Volta by the company. The three-ship range broke cover yesterday with the Perth-based company highlighting the Passenger Express 46V (pictured, centre), a fully electric-powered 46 metre ferry design. The 46V has a capacity of up to 450 passengers, a maximum speed…