$20 million innovation grants take defence spend above $300 billion

The federal government is trumpeting forward spending commitment’s for defence passing the $300 billion mark, following the release of the Defence Innovation Hub’s latest contracts. While there are question marks over the future affordability of this outlay, it represents a massive push to replace a huge range of defence equipment since the coalition came to…

Australian Makers series sonnen Australia – video

The Australian Made Campaign’s Australian Makers video series has debuted a new video manufacturer profile – of solar home battery manufacturer sonnen Australia. Housed in the former Holden assembly plant at Elizabeth in Adelaide, the company manufactures the residential sonnenBatterie system, which now boasts more than 60,000 residential installations worldwide. The sonnenBatterie is an intelligent…

PFi launches advanced titanium industrial filter

Diversified automation and manufacturing company Products for Industry (PFi) has launched an Australian-first titanium membrane filter (pictured) suitable for use in a wide range of industries. The Darra, Brisbane machine automation products, systems and solutions provider has won its first export orders for the new filter into the UK spirits market. Developed by Gilbert Erskine,…

Saving through smarter energy use – Calix revolutionising industrial energy use

@AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Saving through smarter energy use – looks today at the biggest of big picture Australian industrial technologies which is transforming the production of those most products most critical to our future, cement and lime. Here Peter Roberts profiles Calix Ltd. Since building products group Adbri opened its Brighton cement works in…

Is Australia a sitting duck for ransomware attacks? Yes, and the danger has been growing for 30 years

By Paul Haskell-Dowland, Edith Cowan University and Andrew Woodward, Edith Cowan University Australian organisations are a soft target for ransomware attacks, say experts who yesterday issued a fresh warning that the government needs to do more to stop agencies and businesses falling prey to cyber-crime. But in truth, the danger has been growing worldwide for…