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Defence sales catalogue applications open Defence industry suppliers have been invited to apply for listings in the 2023 edition of the Australian Defence Sales Catalogue. Defence industry minister Pat Conroy said on Monday that the publication connects Australian businesses with potential customers around the world. 226 companies are in the current edition, which is available…

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Flinders to catapult industry into the advanced manufacturing age

By Peter Roberts The federal government has had two attempts to mimic the success of Britain’s Catapult centres and Germany’s Fraunhofer technology and innovation centres, places where industrial technologies are developed, scaled up and realised in partnership with industry, publicly funded researchers and government. Neither of the two attempts, the first by a Labor government…

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@AuManufacturing Conversations Episode 20 — David Fox from Western Parkland City Authority

In episode 20 of @AuManufacturing Conversations with Brent Balinski, we hear from David Fox, Associate Director, Research & Technology at the Western Parkland City Authority. The episode was recorded on the second day of last week’s Modern Manufacturing Expo, which @AuManufacturing is a media partner of.    Fox has worked in manufacturing for over 30 years,…

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Stryker opens new Brisbane R&D lab

Michigan, US-based medtech company Stryker has officially opened a new R&D lab in Brisbane’s Herston Health Precinct. The lab was announced in October last year, and follows a five-year, $18 million partnership between the Fortune 500 company and various Australian partners on additively manufactured just-in-time patient-specific bone tumour implants (pictured.) “Stryker’s project with IMCRC demonstrated…

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