It might seem a small loss, but Treg’s closure is a sad day for manufacturing nonetheless

On Friday a small Adelaide manufacturer announced it was closing, unremarkable perhaps because it happens every day. But manufacturing is suffering a death by a thousand such cuts, argues Peter Roberts. We have to do something to change the fortunes of our SMEs who, like the little company profiled here – are doing it tough.…

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Stronger sperm selected by Memphasys’ Felix device Assessments undertaken at nine international IVF clinics have shown that the Felix device produced by reproductive biology company Memphasys is capable of selecting better sperm from a sample destined for IVF procedures than traditional methods. Felix is a six-minute test that uses an electric force and polymer membranes…

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Inovor to share Lockheed Martin JP9102 missions to space

Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) and Australian space service provider, Inovor Technologies have inked a strategic agreement to support LMA’s ‘Hosted Missions Program,’ a key feature of the company’s JP9102 Enhanced Australian Industry Capability (AIC) plan. If adopted the programme would utilise surplus capacity aboard JP102 space launch vehicles for small Australian designed and built satellite…

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Albanese saves $2 billion in final deal scrapping the Attack class submarine

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a final settlement with France’s Naval Group which cuts $2 billion from the expected cost of Australia’s decision to scrap the purchase of Attack class submarines from France. Albanese today announced Australia will pay Naval Group an $830 million settlement of the cancelled a $90-billion contract, bringing the estimated…

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Titomic to make radiation shielding for Fleet Space satellites

Metal additive manufacturing technology manufacturer Titomic will create radiation shielding for South Australian company Fleet Space Technologies’ first Alpha satellites in 2023 – expected to be the world’s first fully 3D printed satellites. Titomic will use its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) technology to mitigate ionizing radiation to prolong the satellite’s lifespan through a cold spray…

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Aboriginal business forum kicks off in WA The Mid-West of Western Australia’s first-ever Aboriginal Business Forum kicked off this week to harness opportunities and celebrate recent successes. State government ministers launched the Geraldton event, and more than 200 people from local aboriginal businesses, state agency buyers, head contractors and local industry attended. The event supports…

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Celebrating Australian Made – How it’s Made Australia video – A.H. Beard

@AuManufacturing’s Celebrating Australian Made editorial series concludes today with something Australian Made by @AuManufacturing – the first in our How It’s Made – Australia video series. Here we look behind the manufacturing scenes at how an A.H. Beard mattress is manufactured. @AuManufacturing news today launches the first video, presented in association with producers Cahoots and…

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