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SMEs shine in new Boeing computer server The selection of Boeing’s Tactical Edge Server (TES) (pictured) for 211 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to be built in south-east Queensland for the army has brought growth opportunities for several Australian SMEs. GPC Electronics, Air Affairs and Century Manufacturing will provide the processing and storage components for the…

CSIRO launches accredited face mask testing facility

CSIRO has launched an accredited surgical face mask testing facility in Melbourne. The new facility, accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), provides a rapid turnaround on mask testing helping protect frontline healthcare workers. Until now Australian companies had to send masks and materials overseas for testing. CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall…

Alexium introduces new fabric cooling technology

Chemistry technology company Alexium International has introduced a new fabric and foam products cooling system to complement its core range. The company’s new Alexicool Phonon product cools bedding, upholstery and apparel materials by counteracting the insulative effect of textiles, moving heat away from the consumer. Until now the company’s technology has worked by absorbing heat…