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Supashock to produce missile launcher for Rheinmetall Defence contractor Supashock will design and manufacture a missile launcher capability for the Rheinmetall BOXER 8×8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (pictured). Under a $10 million contract the Adelaide company will deliver the capability for Boxers being built for the Australian army under the LAND 400 Phase 2 program. Under…

Synchrotron reveals ways to improve electron flow in polymers

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s advanced X-ray techniques have revealed new structural details about the arrangement of atoms in conjugated polymers, an important class of materials that are used in LEDs, organic solar cells, transistors, sensors and thermoelectric power devices. The research, conducted at ANSTO’s Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne, offers the possibility of…

Adbri joins Calix to develop zero-emission lime production

By Peter Roberts @AuManufacturing has been extensively covering moves globally towards low and zero emissions cement and steel production. Removing carbon emissions from these vital construction materials is vital if the world economy is to transition to a greener future. Now a new agreement between industrial process technology company Calix and major cement producer Adbri…

Raytheon’s new Adelaide technology centre includes its first local factory

Defence contractor Raytheon Australia has inaugurated a new Centre for Joint Integration in Adelaide (pictured) which will include the company’s first major production facility in Australia. The new facility at Mawson Lakes, billed as one of the world’s most advanced integrated air and missile defence centres, was opened by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and SA…

Canberra re-announces long-range missiles push, but adds in local manufacturing

Comment by Peter Roberts The big announcement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Adelaide today – already leaked in advance to every major metropolitan newspaper – is not that Australia will spend $1 billion acquiring long-range missiles for Australian defence forces. That same announcement was made during the Eden-Monaro by-election and reported by @AuManufacturing at…

A new industry minister as a ‘demotion’ says it all – by Shane West

Australian Manufacturing Forum member Shane West saw the news headline that Christian Porter had been ‘demoted’ to the industry portfolio. Here he argues that this says it all about what is wrong with Australia today. The ministerial reshuffle fundamentally shows what is wrong with the Australian federal government – a disregard for Industry, Science and…

@AuManufacturing adds new value-added services

Advertisement The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing news today announces an addition to the value-added services services we offer to manufacturers. We have teamed up with trusted sector partners to provide assistance to companies wishing to access the federal government’s modern manufacturing initiative grants. We have done this as, like all government grant schemes, the…