Victorian company PTI Pacific has installed what it claims is the world’s most gentle Crossflow Wine Filtration plant in association with Stirling Packaging (pictured).
The Australian Financial Review reports that Cochlear is trialling a completely internal version of its hearing devices on one patient, and is looking to do so in 10 or so patients over the next two years.
Brisbane-based Australian Future Energy (AFE) will convert coal into ammonia, natural gas and electricity in a major investment in value-adding of coal set to be built in Gladstone.
Following the success of CEA Technologies CEAFAR maritime radars, Defence Industry Minister Pyne has announced a second company will be encouraged into the radar field.
Gilmour Space Technologies has raised $19 m from companies including Main Sequence Ventures (which manages CSIRO’s Innovation Fund), Blackbird Ventures and the US-based 500 Start-ups. The company is aiming to address a bottleneck in launches for the booming nano-satellite market, catered to by about a half-dozen operators globally.
GE is to extend its success with 3D printing of aero engine parts to the locomotive industry. The company is targeting 250 parts to be 3D printed by 2025 – and we will see them here as numerous GE heavy locomotives are already in service in Australia.
The Forum has been approached by a local maker of European EPAL pallets offering a government-subsidised review to explore the potential to improve the supply chain costs and effectiveness of exports to the EU and Britain via these pallets.
A group of investors has approached the Australian Manufacturing Forum looking to purchase an Australian manufacturing business. The business should have a track record of profitability – in the region of an EBIT of $1-$5 million, and the purchaser is willing to look at companies from all locations.
Scott Morrison’s first Cabinet as Prime Minister continues the break up and eclipse of the former industry portfolio and installs yet another differently experienced minister in the key role.
Winners of the second round of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund have been announced today. The 15 SA and Victorian companies share in $19 million worth of assistance, aimed at helping them transition to higher-value products.