Silicon Quantum Computing’s $130 million capital raise aims for quantum computer

Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC) which plans to build a silicon quantum computer in Australia today announced the launch of its $130 million Series A capital raising to fund the company’s technical development, operations and strategic activities through to 2028. The Series A round follows SQC’s successful $83 million seed capital raising in 2017. Investors in…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Researchers develop ‘digital twin’ of human implants

A University of Sydney team is is developing a surgical planning tool to assist surgeons in planning complex jawbone reconstruction procedures using new generation medical devices such as bone regrowth bio-scaffolds. The scaffolds (editors note: similar to those made by Australian company Osteopore) are used instead of traditional titanium implants in jaw or orthognathic surgery…