$43 million Kombucha manufacturing centre for Dandenong

The Victorian government is backing construction of a $43 million, state-of-the-art kombucha manufacturing centre in Dandenong, south east Melbourne. Remedy Drinks has combined all its operations, including research and development, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution into the new 18,000 square metre site – the same size as the MCG. Managing Director of Remedy Drinks Chris Gillard…

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Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Victoria backs low carbon manufacturing Businesses are being supported to upskill and capitalise on opportunities to manufacture low carbon products, with a new Low Carbon Manufacturing Grant Program announced by the Victorian government. The $7 million program will help Victorian businesses become more competitive in a low carbon economy, while strengthening the state’s supply chain…

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Land Forces 2022 — Cold spray AM continues to progress alongside defence

Today @AuManufacturing’s special editorial series, Land Forces 2022, looks at some uses of cold spray additive manufacturing in an interview with Titomic’s Dominic Parsonson.  Satellite radiation shielding. Gun barrel manufacturing. Ballistic protection. Pressure vessels. To speak to Dominic Parsonson, Head of Sales at Titomic, is to hear a person discernibly excited about the potential –…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

Curious about what people were most interested in during the week just finished? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. NIOA WINS CONTRACT FOR NEXT GENERATION ARMY WEAPONS The Federal Government has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with Queensland company NIOA to start acquiring and supplying the next generation of small arms for the…

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Tindo Solar to commercialise AgriPV solar panels

Adelaide solar panel manufacturer Tindo Solar and the University of NSW hwill work together to develop a novel agriPV solar panel that blends photovoltaic (PV) energy with agricultural function. The two organisations will build a commercially viable semi-transparent solar module that allows agricultural activities to be located beneath solar panel arrays, blending solar energy production…

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Austal to develop patrol boat autonomy capability

Perth shipbuilder Austal is to commence planning, modification, and test and evaluation of autonomous and remotely operated systems, using as a test bed a de-commissioned Royal Australian Navy patrol boat. Austal has taken possession of former Armidale-class Patrol Boat (ACPB), the former HMAS Maitland, from the Commonwealth for its Patrol Boat Autonomy Trial (PBAT) in…

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Input sought on National Quantum Strategy

The federal government has called for input to help it shape a National Quantum Strategy to strengthen Australia’s position as a centre in quantum research and applied technology. The strategy aims to ensure Australia seizes the opportunity that quantum presents and envision a thriving quantum industry at the forefront of technological innovation. Australian governments have…

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