James Bradley from Diffuse Energy is our latest 2021 READERS SURVEY PRIZE WINNER

James Bradley is another lucky winner drawn from readers who have replied to our 2021 @AuManufacturing reader survey (see here). James, from Diffuse Energy in Newcastle, wins a beautiful Australian-made A5 journal (pictured) from local designers and manufacturers Corban & Blair. Corban & Blair recently onshored the manufacture of its A5 journals, which are made…

Australia’s minerals key to renewable energy – CSIRO

Australia’s mining and manufacturing sectors working together is key to unlocking our potential as a renewable energy powerhouse according to a report released today by CSIRO. CSIRO’s Critical Energy Minerals Roadmap highlights the potential to reshape mining to turn resources such as lithium and silicon into products for renewable energy, like electric vehicles, solar panels…

SA Premier lauds Lockheed Martin economic contribution

Lockheed Martin Australia’s significant contribution to the South Australian economy has been lauded by South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall. Marshall said the company was key employer in South Australia with its contribution growing as the Federal Government’s defence projects ramp up. “I particularly commend Lockheed Martin for the great work they do for young South…

Graphene Manufacturing Group plans aluminium-ion batteries

Brisbane’s Graphene Manufacturing Group is using graphene to produce aluminium-ion batteries utilising a patent-pending surface perforation technology developed by the University of Queensland. The company, which is listed on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange following its’ merger with Cuspis Capital, is focusing on producing aluminium-ion coin cell battery prototypes for customer testing later this year.…

Celebrating Australian Made – advanced manufacturing is not rocket science – by Bll Ellerton

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – looks at the issues that manufacturers should focus on to survive and prosper in a fast-changing world. Here Bill Ellerton says we should focus less on the latest sexy buzz words, and more on solutions suited to our SME manufacturing structure. Many are affordable and accessible.…

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…