Recent successes by Canberra’s Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) in selling lethal weapons overseas have raised an issue long avoided by the defence sector – is it right to sell arms to despots? Analysis by Peter Roberts
Exports to Asian brewers and domestic sales to the booming craft beer industry are helping Coopers new malting plant in South Australia exceed expectations and reach 90 per cent capacity in just its second year.
This newly created exciting opportunity will provide the right candidate with a pivotal role working with a globally recognised leader in the aeronautical industry. The position sits within the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), recognised as one of Australia’s leading materials research organisations with over 300 Researchers undertaking research in materials science in the areas of energy, health, environment and manufacturing.
“Production, sales, exports and employment all gained ground” – best result for manufacturing in five months
The Australian Industry Group Performance of Manufacturing Index has recorded its best result since October, with February’s PMI coming in at 54, an increase of 1.5 from January.
Composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings (ASX: QHL) has announced two contracts which further commercialise its advanced manufacturing processes. The company is developing its Qure process for manufacturing composites without autoclaving, and its Quickstep lean Production System (QPS). CEO Mark Burgess said in an announcement: “We are continuing to develop our state-of-the-art process technologies to support both…
An RMIT PhD candidate has won the Young Defence Innovator Award for a project demonstrating that 3D printed steel cutting tools suitable for machining titanium parts.
Industrial technology group Silex Systems (ASX: SLX) has confirmed its plans for the commercialisation of its two lead technologies and announced a loss for the first half of the year. In an announcement to the stock exchange, the company confirmed a report in @AuManufacturing of its purchase from GE of its laser enrichment process for…
BlueScope Steel (ASX: BSL) has recorded a massive 42 per cent jump in net profit for the first half of 2019 to a new record of $624.3 million. BlueScope revealed in an announcement a stellar result for an Australian industrial company, confirming a likely third year in a row of profits topping $1 billion. BlueScope…
This time around we speak to Michael Sharpe, State Director New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory at AMGC. He tells us about the importance of bringing people together to help transform Australia’s manufacturing industry.
@AuManufacturing will moderate a panel discussion on the topic of reshoring at National Manufacturing Week 2019.