Navy celebrates new ship, milestones

The Navy has celebrated major vessel milestones with the future HMAS Sydney (pictured) completing trials and its two Landing Helicopter Docks achieving final operational capability. Sydney, the third and final ship being delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance in Adelaide, is on track to be delivered to the Navy in February 2020 after completing…

Motherson Innovations to make ground communications modules

By Stuart Corner of IoT Australia South Australian company Motherson Innovations is to manufacture the modules that will transmit user data to the IoT nanosatellites being deployed by Adelaide based Myriota. The Myriota Module is a credit card sized device that accepts input from sensors and communicates direct to Myriota satellites. According to Myriota’s web…

Effective ways to help reduce fuel consumption

Member viewpoint by Australian Manufacturing Forum member Greg Newham As efficient transport is a key factor in the cost of manufacturing, rising and unpredictable fuel prices represent an ongoing challenge to Australia’s manufacturing sector to remain competitive. The ability of Australia’s transport industry to service the needs of the market continues to be impacted by…

THC Global set to manufacture medicinal cannabis in Queensland

Medicinal cannabis producer THC Global (ASX: THC) is to begin production at its Southport manufacturing facility following the issue of permits from Australia’s Office of Drug Control (ODC). CEO Ken Charteris revealed in a statement this morning the issue of permits covering production from licensed and permitted medicinal cannabis growers, including from the Company’s own…

Profiles of success – MtM automotive

By Peter Roberts The loss of Australia’s car industry was not the blow anticipated because of people like Mark Albert of MtM automotive. The Melbourne supplier of doorchecks and other body components foresaw the demise of the sector and set about creating a future for themselves in global markets. Doorchecks may seem like a trivial…