Austin Engineering to undertake strategic review

Mining equipment manufacturer Austin Engineering is moving its headquarters from Brisbane to Perth, recruitiing a new CEO and embarking on a strategic review of its multi-national manufacturing operations. The company told investors the move to co-locate with its largest factory at Kewdale in Perth recognised to significance of its Western Australian and Asian operations which…

Sparc identifies strategies for graphene commercialisation

Graphene development company Sparc Technologies has identified three key areas for the commercialisation of its graphene products. The company told investors that it was pursuing product development in three streams: Environment – Industrial Materials – Product Enhancement workstream Sustainability and Remediation – Extraction workstream And a Health – Living a Better Life workstream. CEO Mike…

Orbital develops UAV engine for Aerosonde

Perth unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engine manufacturer Orbital Corporation has delivered an initial prototype of an 150cc engine it is developing for Lycoming Engines for eventual integration into Textron Systems’ Aerosonde system (pictured). Ironically the Aerosonde was originally an Australian development, completing the first trans-Pacific UAV crossing, and the inclusion of an Australian engine would…