EOS to launch space terminals and directed energy weapon

Space, communications and defence manufacturer Electro Optic Systems is preparing to launch several new products including a new directed energy weapon. In an activities update, the Canberra company revealed it was preparing to make space communications terminals at its defence systems factory in Huntsville Alabama. The terminals are based on technology acquired by EOS when…

Grey Innovation delivers first ventilators to national stockpile

Thirty companies led by Victoria’s Grey Innovation have passed a new milestone delivering its first Notus invasive ventilators (pictured) used to treat Covid-19 to the National Medical Stockpile. This shipment, and the rest to follow over coming weeks, comes only three months after the federal government inked a $31.3 million contract to produce 2,000 invasive…

Doubly good news on local battery manufacture

Two potential Australian manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries have announced important steps forward in their local plans, with one supported by the Advanced Manufacturing growth centre. AMGC announced co-funding for Energy Renaissance which aims to become Australia’s first utility-scale Li-ion battery manufacturer on the same day Magnis Energy Technologies secured new development partners for its project…

Quickstep progresses AeroQure composites process

Composites manufacturer Quickstep has entered a new partnership to develop its Qure rapid composites processing technology for the global aerospace market. The Sydney company has joined commercial aerospace supplier Spirit Aerosystems to produce aircraft structural components using its AeroQure process. Quickstep’s Qure technology bypasses the energy-intensive autoclaving process, saving energy and time in manufacturing parts.…

Australian Manufacturing Forum passes 6,000 members

@AuManufacturing’s social media discussion and networking group, the Australian Manufacturing Forum on Linkedin, has passed an important membership milestone. The Forum, Australia’s largest social media group of Australian manufacturers, passed 6,018 members this morning. The Forum has grown steadily since its founding in 2013, and with the launch of @AuManufacturing news plus Twitter and Facebook…