Australian Defence Apparel steps up supply chain security

Military and law enforcement uniform and equipment manufacturer Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) is expanding their existing membership of the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) to cover their Bendigo, Victoria factory. Once the membership is extended to their 5000sqm facility in Bendigo this year, ADA will be the only uniform manufacturer that has achieved DISP membership…

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In the strain game

MicroBioGen is breeding world-renowned microorganisms, and believes these could be useful in everything from baking better bread to deep space travel. Brent Balinski visited the company’s lab and heard about how baker’s yeast is ancient and ubiquitous, yet remains full of untapped potential. Based in Northern Sydney’s Macquarie Park is a company dedicated to extending…

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AusBiotech launches report on C&G manufacturing opportunities

Life sciences industry body AusBiotech has launched its National Cell and Gene Manufacturing Blueprint, which it says offers a unified and collaborative approach to expanding a sovereign cell and gene industry in Australia. According to AusBiotech, which commissioned the report, the local biotechnology sector-led effort provides recommendations on how the nation’s ecosystem can develop the…

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AML3D sells another large 3D printer to US Navy

Additive manufacturing equipment manufacturer AML3D has announced the sale of an industrial-scale ARCEMY ‘X-Edition 6700’ Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) metal 3D printing system to be located at the US Navy’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) in Danville, Virginia. The order, received from AML3D’s value added reseller Philips Corporation, for AML3D’s largest ARCEMY…

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Siemens signs Gilmour on as industrial software user

Venture-backed launch company Gilmour Space Technologies has announced it will roll out industrial design and product lifecycle management software from Siemens across its Queensland facilities. In a statement from Siemens on Thursday, software from its Xcelerator portfolio would help increase Gilmour’s “cross-functional collaboration through unified digital frameworks across various areas” including the launch vehicles and…

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Study to develop a solar PV supply chain underway

The Australian PV (photo voltaic) Institute (APVI) will examine opportunities in Australia for the development of elements of solar PV supply chains. The APVI, a non for profit member body that provides data analysis and collaborative research, has already conducted a market assessment report which expressed concern about Australia’s reliance on China for solar PV…

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