ACS delivers composite hydro-electric turbine blade

Advanced Composite Structures has delivered a composite hydro-electric turbine blade (pictured above, and below) to renewables and hydro power developer, Kinetic NRG. ACS Australia designed and manufactured the cost-effective and light-weight solution, replacing a proposed metallic turbine blade design which could not be manufactured to meet the required dimensional accuracy. The Port Melbourne company developed…

Respiri chooses Entech as global manufacturing partner

Medical technology company Respiri has chosen Adelaide’s Entech Electronics as its global manufacturing partner for its Wheezo devices to monitor wheezing and breathing in asthma sufferers. The device is the world’s first digital wheeze monitoring solution of sensor, smartphone application and digital health platform to help people manage respiratory disease. Wheezo has TGA and CE…

ABECK Group onshores steel grating manufacture – by Peter Angelico

Australian Manufacturing Forum member Peter Angelico (pictured below) explains why his ABECK Group, a supplier to infrastructure, construction and manufacturing companies, has onshored manufacture of steel gratings previously imported from overseas. As the Covid pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the Australian economy, ordering from an overseas supplier comes with increased risk. There are minimum…

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Thales welcomes changes to defence capability scheme Thales Australia has welcomed what it calls the strengthening of Defence’s Australian Industry Capability Programme and the review of Australian Standard for Defence Contracting. The company, which spent $522 million with Australian firms in 2019, said there was strong evidence in support of the Government’s policy of requiring…