Naval ship infrastructure steps up in the west

The Western Australian government has released a draft strategic infrastructure and land use plan to guide the development of its naval shipbuilding and marine engineering precinct at Henderson south of Perth. The Australian Marine Complex Draft Strategic Infrastructure and Land Use Plan envisages the freeing up of new waterside land and the creation of new…

Nanosonics cleans up in Covid times

Medical device developer Nanosonics UK branch has begun the installation of 17 of the company’s trophon2 systems (pictured) into a large National Health Service trust. The systems are used for high level disinfection of ultrasound probes including those used internally in patients during ultrasound examinations. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the use of Nanosonics devices…

New F-35 grants boost capabilities

Three new federal government grants were announced today to companies including Adelaide’s Axiom to boost their ability to participate in F-35 joint strike fighter production. Axiom has secured more than $800,000 to purchase new technical equipment and train staff in its operation. Fifty Australian companies have shared in almost $1.8 billion in contracts to supply…

Changes at the top of Titomic

Industrial scale additive manufacturing company, Titomic has announced the retirement of its chairman, leading technology entrepreneur Philip Vafiadis and the appointment of two new directors. Titomic’s founder and managing director Jeff Lang has been appointed Interim Executive Chairman replacing the Adelaide entrepreneur while another chairman is sought. Also joining a beefed up board are Dag…