What did we learn from Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers?

@AuManufacturing and the Australian Manufacturing Forum’s quest to identify Australia’s 50 most innovative manufacturers for 2023 ended last week. A new 36-page report on some of the companies featured, what we can learn from them, analysis from judges, different ways of understanding innovation (from the innovators themselves) and more is now available. The 2023 Awards…

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Alpha HPA to develop $300m Gladstone high purity alumina plant

Critical metals producer Alpha HPA will go ahead with its $300 million second stage of its Gladstone high purity alumina facility following Queensland government support through a $21 million Industry Partnership Program grant. The company’s Stage 1 Precursor Production Facility (PPF, pictured) is already in operation producing utilising its proprietary licensed solvent extraction and refining…

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Advanced Navigation launches new AI gyroscope for autonomy

Robotic and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation has announced the expansion of its Boreas digital fibre-optic gyroscope (DFOG) range aimed at navigation for autonomous systems, with the launch of the new A Series (pictured). The Boreas A90 and A70 are strategic-grade inertial measurement units (IMU) that deliver acceleration and orientation with superior accuracy, stability and…

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IDT’s strong quarter delivers growth

Pharmaceutical manufacturer IDT Australia is seeing a surge in sales as demand for medical cannabis products rises and companies seek out more capable contract development and manufacturing organisations (CDMO). The Melbourne company told investors that revenues increased for the fourth quarter, with 4QFY23 revenue up 200 percent on the previous corresponding period to $2.4 million.…

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Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Hanwha tests Huntsman using ADF ammunition Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) has completed the first stage of LAND 8116 Protected Mobile Fires (PMF) Ordnance Integration Testing utilising Australian Defence Force ammunition (pictured). Using a K9A1 Test Platform and 155mm rounds from two different families of munitions, the testing activity wrapped up in mid-June at the Anheung…

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Quickstep, Alliance Aviation Services announce component repair MoU

Quickstep Holdings has announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Alliance Aviation Services, with “significant” scope for support of the charter flight provider’s Embraer E190 aircraft fleet. According to a statement from Quickstep on Monday, the MoU opens a period of detailed negotiation and seeks to provide “a unique component repair capability to the Alliance…

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