Working smarter with data – wearables cut workplace injury by Scott Coleman

@AuManufacturing‘s editorial series, ‘Working smarter with data‘, continues today with a look at how data can tackle worker injuries in key manufacturing industries. Here Scott Coleman looks at wearables and data driven technologies and how they can reduce risks. In recent weeks we’ve seen a number of workplace injury cases making headlines and reviving conversations…

BAE Systems launches Red Ochre labs to support frigate innovation

Defence contractor BAE Systems Australia today launched a hub for collaboration with industry, Defence and academia to develop technologies to support the construction of Australia’s new Hunter class frigates. Headquartered in Victoria, the company’s Red Ochre Labs aims to develop new, disruptive technologies in autonomous systems, hypersonics, High Frequency Systems, electronic warfare and Anti-Submarine Warfare…

CSL to build $800 million Melbourne vaccine plant

Biotechnology giant CSL will spend more than $800 million building a new vaccine manufacturing plant at the Melbourne Airport Business Park, with operations expected to start in 2026. The plant, which will utilise cell-based mass production techniques, complements the company’s existing vaccine production capabilities which are based on growing vaccines in chicken eggs – a…

ANSTO develops new radiation sensing device

A team at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has created a new portable device that can pinpoint the location of radiation sources, faster and more accurately than ever before. The new technology has potential in a range of fields including national security, customs, decommissioning of old reactors and nuclear operations. ANSTO’s CORIS360…

Quickstep buys Boeing maintenance facility

Aerospace giant Boeing has agreed to sell its Tullamarine, Melbourne maintenance, repair and overhaul operation to Sydney advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep as part of discussions the two companies are holding to develop a broader business relationship. Quickstep will pay $2.64 million in cash to purchase Boeing Australia Component Repairs (BACR) which is equipped with extensive…