Respiri chooses Entech as global manufacturing partner

Medical technology company Respiri has chosen Adelaide’s Entech Electronics as its global manufacturing partner for its Wheezo devices to monitor wheezing and breathing in asthma sufferers. The device is the world’s first digital wheeze monitoring solution of sensor, smartphone application and digital health platform to help people manage respiratory disease. Wheezo has TGA and CE…

NBN to make fibre available to 90% of businesses

By Grahame Lynch The federal government will today announce an ambitious plan to make point-to-point fibre-on-demand services available to 700,000 businesses across 240 zones, including 85 in regional Australia. The government estimates this will reach 90 per cent of Australian businesses. The plan will also see Enterprise Ethernet products offered to regional businesses at Zone…

ABECK Group onshores steel grating manufacture – by Peter Angelico

Australian Manufacturing Forum member Peter Angelico (pictured below) explains why his ABECK Group, a supplier to infrastructure, construction and manufacturing companies, has onshored manufacture of steel gratings previously imported from overseas. As the Covid pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the Australian economy, ordering from an overseas supplier comes with increased risk. There are minimum…

PMB Defence to export submarine batteries

PMB Defence (PMB) has won a contract to supply submarine batteries to the Canadian Government for its Victoria Class submarines. The Adelaide manufacturer, formerly known as Pacific Marine Batteries, will manufacture the lead-acid battery systems at its state-of-the art production, research and development and engineering facilities adjacent to the Osborne Naval Shipyard. Built in 2020,…

Hydrogen futures, and moving from extraction to synthesis by Stan Thompson

Hydrogen produced from renewable energy is coming to the fore just as the world exits an epoch when extraction and exploitation give way to a more benign future of synthesis, argues Stan Thompson. This change has major implications for an extractive economy such as Australia’s. It is hardest to see a profound transition when you’re…

Victoria buys 18 more VLocity trains

The Victorian Government has ordered an additional 18 VLocity regional trains (pictured) building on an impressive record of encouraging local rail manufacturing. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the latest order of regional trains was now under construction at Dandenong-based manufacturer Bombardier. With an investment of $340 million in the Victorian Budget 2019/20, this…