Reed postpones Advanced Manufacturing Expo

Reed Exhibitions has postponed the major manufacturing event held every second year in Sydney, the Advanced Manufacturing Expo Sydney due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Reed, which also produces National Manufacturing Week in Melbourne, today announced the postponement of AME Sydney which was to have run at the Sydney showgrounds from 18-20 November. @AuManufacturing is the…

Covid and now US riots hit Brickworks

Diversified building products and investment group Brickworks has suffered a sales downturn in Australia and the United States during the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has confirmed. Now the US riots have emerged as another factor threatening business stability, with riots taking place close to a new brick retail design centre under construction in Philadelphia. CEO…

ASC backs additive manufacturing to repair submarines

Submarine specialist ASC, is backing the use of additive manufacturing technolgies to help repair Australia’s six Collins class submarines. The Adelaide company has teamed up with CSIRO’s Lab22 and DMTC Limited to develop portable ‘cold spray’ technology for repairing damaged metal surfaces, enabling future in situ repair of submarine components even when at sea. Successful…

Keytone Dairy expands in Australia and NZ

Fast-growing trans-Tasman dairy group Keytone Dairy has reported strong growth and diversification in the past year with the company now operating from five manufacturing facilities in Australia and New Zealand. The manufacturer of formulated dairy and health and wellness products reported a loss of $7.45 million for the year to 31 March on turnover of…