The reinvention of Australian Industry Content and its ramifications

Australian Manufacturing Forum viewpoint by Mike Kalms Without anything really changing, Australian Industry Content Policy (AICP) is now unalterably different. There have been relatively cosmetic changes to how AICP is described, at what thresholds it applies, and how it might be measured, but none of these constitute wholesale change or any sort of ‘policy re-write’.…

Xtek makes first commercial sale of armour produced through proprietary curing tech

Composites technology company Xtek (ASX:XTE) has achieved what it says is a small but important first commercial order for armour parts produced using its XTclave curing system. The buyer is named as Tote Systems Australia, which will use Xtek’s lightweight ballistic armour plates in a soft armour and tactical vest system. The end product will…

Manufacturers may be called up to defeat virus

The federal government has reached out to the manufacturing sector to help defeat the coronavirus now threatening Australia. The government has issued a request for information from companies capable of supplying medical personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes surgical gowns, gloves, goggles, hand sanitisers, clinical waste bags, waste bag closure devices (ties), blood and fluid…

The voyage of the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance – video

By Matthew Neagle of the Naval Shipbuilding College Congratulations to the more than 5500 dedicated workers from the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance team who have contributed to the success of the Air Warfare Destroyer Program. Three great ships, HMAS Hobart, HMAS Brisbane and the soon-to-be HMAS Sydney (pictured) are the result. Hobart has just been…