Issartel – HIFraser aims to build submarine industrial capability

An ambitious international/Australian partnership is seeking to build Australian sovereign industrial capabilities in three key areas of technology to be installed on Australia’s future Attack class submarines. Issartel – HIFraser is calling for manufacturers skilled in high precision machining, boiler making, welding, surface and heat treatment services. The company is a combination of Sydney-based H.I.…

Canberra in new STEM skills push for women and girls

The federal government has stepped up its efforts to boost the number of girls and women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Industry minister Karen Andrews marked International Women’s Day with announcements that build on the government’s 2019 Advancing Women in STEM strategy. She lauched an Advancing Women in STEM Action Plan 2020…

How to start your Industry 4.0 journey – by John Broadbent

By John Broadbent, leader of Industry 4.0 Workshops – getting the rubber to hit the road Improving manufacturing performance is key to ensuring all resources are being utilised in the most efficient and sustainable way. Fundamentally, it’s about doing more with less, whether it’s utilities, raw materials, waste or people. The large majority of manufacturing…

Memphasys to launch new device to boost IVF success

Medical technology company Memphasys plans its first commercial sales of its unique Felix medical device to boost success in IVF procedures in the second half of 2020. The Sydney company told investors in a market update that its automated, non-DNA damaging lab instrument for sperm separation was undergoing assessment by a series of key opinion…