Pens and prospering as a manufacturer

Trajan has been developing a world-first blood sampling device for several years. Brent Balinski spoke to company founder and chairman Stephen Tomisich about the hemaPEN – which is about to gain registration here and overseas – and where Australian companies can be competitive.

Defence radar order shows things really have changed for industry

Analysis by Peter Roberts Defence has signed a multi-million dollar contract to buy new land-based army radars that shows just how much the fortunes of indigenous defence industry really have changed in the past six years. Canberra-based CEA Technologies won a hard-fought battle to win a $137 million contract to supply the army with a…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you may have missed in the past week

Powerhouse cashes in Investment company Powerhouse Ventures (ASX: PVL) has completed the sale of Invert Robotics Limited and MARS Bioimaging Ltd for NZ$3.87 million. The sale of invert saw a 585 pewr cent return on investment, while Mars achieved a 167 per cent return. Blockchain company’s European tie-up Singapore-Australian company Fatfish Blockchain (ASX: FFG) is…

Orica and Epirock to automate explosives delivery

Chemicals and explosives group Orica (ASX: ORI) and equipment manufacturer Epiroc Rock Drills AB will jointly develop a semi-automated explosives delivery system, enabling safer and more productive blasting operations in underground mines. The Australian company, a world-leader in blasting technology and commercial explosives, is pursuing automation which is necessary as mines go deeper and ore…