Rove Concepts has completed the first pre-production prototype of a new wheelchair which uses 3D printed titanium lugs and carbon fibre tubes to deliver weight savings and superior performance. “We aim to bring a high-level of chair quality to the masses, rather than to just elite athletes,” said Ryan Tilley, co-founder of Rove. Tilley is…Details
The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing would like to know a little more about our readers and members.
Today we launch the 2021 @AuManufacturing reader survey which over the next two weeks will collect basic information about you, so we can better understand our manufacturer community audience.
St Marys-based Baker & Provan will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Saturday. The Western Sydney company specialises in heavy fabrication, machining and on-site support, with customers including in the defence, rail and heavy industry sectors. It employs over 50 at three sites, including six apprentices. Madeline Baker, granddaughter of co-founder Arthur Baker, said in a…Details
Fertiliser and explosives group Incitec Pivot’s trouble-plagued Waggaman ammonia plant in the US (pictured) has failed yet again, this time twice in only a matter of weeks. Last month @AuManufacturing reported that the plant broke down on March 17 ‘as a result of a dry gas seal failure and vibrations in the turbine on the…Details
By Brent Balinski As has been said many times before, the pandemic has driven home the importance of local manufacturing. Consumers and others have responded. According to Roy Morgan research carried out in June last year for Australian Made, just over half of respondents had a higher preference for locally-made goods since Covid emerged, and…Details
By Peter Roberts It is fairly common nowadays to hear in a dinner table discussion a phrase that goes something like this: “Of course, China will soon be the world’s biggest economy…” Thus ensues a discussion of how the future will be a China, rather than American-led one, with the US seen as past its…Details
Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – looks at a dramatic shortage of electronic components stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. Here Serena Ross, asks whether this ‘black swan event’ which is hitting companies in Australia and globally, heralds the end of just-in-time for electronics manufacturing. Blackswan events are so-called after the surprise caused…Details
FIAL offers clustering grants The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre (FIAL), is offering matched funding of $150,000 to eligible clusters of small companies in the food and agribusiness sector through its Cluster Grant Program 2021. The funding helps businesses, government and researchers unite to tackle challenges in regions and/or cities. By working together for the…Details
Work began on Friday at a project at Denham, 830 kilometres north of Perth, which will be Australia’s first green hydrogen plant powering a community microgrid.Details
The Bionics Institute and the University of Melbourne have launched Australia’s first medical device development and manufacturing facility to fast-track new treatments for people with diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, hearing loss, stroke and diabetes. Named Neo-Bionica, is a highly specialised laboratory, purpose-built with the latest cleanroom technology, cutting edge robotic equipment, enhanced 3D…Details