Varley Electric Vehicles delivers Australian made ambulance solution

Varley Electric Vehicles has delivered an Ambicart emergency vehicle (pictured) to Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia’s largest hospital. The Ambicart, one of 80 electric vehicle variants offered by the Tomago, NSW manufacturer (factory pictured below), will be used as a rapid response vehicle for the emergency department. This vehicle is fitted with a standard Stryker…

Andrew Forrest’s stunning aim to build green steel plant in 2021

Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group has stunned investors with the announcement it will construct Australia’s first green steel production plant in 2021 and develop massive renewable power resources to produce green hydrogen. Delivering the prestigious Boyer Lecture, Forrest said the time for green hydrogen and green steel had come. Forrest said: “We aim to start…

CQ University launches School of Advanced Manufacturing

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has joined in the sod turning ceremony for a new School of Advanced Manufacturing building at Central Queensland University in Gladstone. Morrison, who reviewed plans with Vice-Chancellor Prof Nick Klomp (pictured), made a lightning visit to CQ University’s Gladstone Marina campus to inaugurate the project. Funded by the federal government,…

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…