Advanced Manufacturing Research for Sydney aerotropolis

The NUW Alliance of four leading Australian universities, with the University of Technology Sydney have launched a vision for an Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility to be established within the new Western Sydney International Airport and Aerotropolis CBD. The facility, to be funded partially by the NSW Government, will house a research collaboration of the University…

Matrix raises cash, will expand composites production

Perth advanced composite systems manufacturer Matrix Composites & Engineering has successfully raised $7 million from a share placement to support expansion to service emerging opportunities. The company, best known for its buoyancy systems for offshore pipelines and oil and gas installations, said the raise reflected its positive outlook and pipeline of tender opportunities. It would…

Leadership in factory automation – David Singleton of Austin Engineering

We launch our new editorial series, Leadership in factory automation, today with an interview with a titan of Australian advanced manufacturing – David Singleton. As CEO of Perth shipbuilder, Austal he took that company global, breaking into the US Navy defence market. Now he is driving mining equipment manufacturer Austin Engineering into the industry 4.0…

Leadership in factory automation – introduction to our new editorial series

Manufacturing has entered a fourth industrial revolution, presenting once in a lifetime opportunities for Australia to escape its recent past and once again build a viable, competitive manufacturing sector. Recognising that technology and automation has never been more important, today @AuManufacturing launches its latest editorial series – Leadership in factory automation. Here Peter Roberts surveys…

Calytrix and EM Solutions join satellite comms development

Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) has announced the addition of two leading Australian technology providers to its team developing a Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM) capability for defence, Calytrix Technologies and EM Solutions. The companies join a growing network of Australian SMEs including Av-Comm, Shoal Group, Clearbox Systems, STEM Punks and Ronson Gears, that are developing a…

A.W. Bell, Riviera Australia named joint manufacturing winners in Australian Export Awards

Winners of the 59th Australian Export Awards have been named, with Northern Territory-based aquarium products specialist Monsoon Aquatics the overall winner in 2021. The 13 category winners and overall winner — selected from among the winners in each category — were named on Thursday.  Precision metal engineering company A.W. Bell and luxury motor yacht builder…