Grey Innovation delivers first ventilators to national stockpile

Thirty companies led by Victoria’s Grey Innovation have passed a new milestone delivering its first Notus invasive ventilators (pictured) used to treat Covid-19 to the National Medical Stockpile. This shipment, and the rest to follow over coming weeks, comes only three months after the federal government inked a $31.3 million contract to produce 2,000 invasive…

Doubly good news on local battery manufacture

Two potential Australian manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries have announced important steps forward in their local plans, with one supported by the Advanced Manufacturing growth centre. AMGC announced co-funding for Energy Renaissance which aims to become Australia’s first utility-scale Li-ion battery manufacturer on the same day Magnis Energy Technologies secured new development partners for its project…

$2 million of federal funding announced for new prefab hub

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has been awarded $2 million to manage a new Innovation Hub for the prefabricated building industry. A feasibility study for the hub was announced in June last year. Federal industry minister Karen Andrews said on Friday that the new hub would be part of a “coordinated national network of Innovation Labs” to…

AML3D expands in Edinburgh Parks

Additive manufacturing technology company AML3D is rapidly expanding its Edinburgh Parks manufacturing facility north of Adelaide. The company is installing five new automated robotic welders (pictured), bringing the total at the plant to seven. The expansion of AML3D, which is commercialising a proprietary Wire Additive Manufacturing (WAM) technology, comes as the company is moving to…

Quickstep progresses AeroQure composites process

Composites manufacturer Quickstep has entered a new partnership to develop its Qure rapid composites processing technology for the global aerospace market. The Sydney company has joined commercial aerospace supplier Spirit Aerosystems to produce aircraft structural components using its AeroQure process. Quickstep’s Qure technology bypasses the energy-intensive autoclaving process, saving energy and time in manufacturing parts.…

Australian Manufacturing Forum passes 6,000 members

@AuManufacturing’s social media discussion and networking group, the Australian Manufacturing Forum on Linkedin, has passed an important membership milestone. The Forum, Australia’s largest social media group of Australian manufacturers, passed 6,018 members this morning. The Forum has grown steadily since its founding in 2013, and with the launch of @AuManufacturing news plus Twitter and Facebook…