Amaero wins order for automotive components

Metal additive manufacturing company Amaero International has won an order from automotive component manufacturer Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec for prototype mirror components. SMR Automotive, which makes rear view mirrors and intelligent camera systems, has ordered the components for a new SUV vehicle build. Amaero said: “Additive manufactured prototypes enable the product design to be evaluated for…

Defence manufacturing in Covid boost

The federal government has announced a $1 billion Covid-relief package of defence sector works which includes some wins for manufacturers. While much of the new spending is for infrastructure and other defence base works the cash will also: Accelerate the sustainment of ADF platforms and capabilities, including the upgrade of Thales Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles…

Bisalloy and SMETEC team up for armoured steels

Specialty steel manufacturer Bisalloy Steels has deepened its relationship with Shoalhaven based SME and family owned SMETEC Services to processed armoured steels for military uses. The two companies have been collaborating for two years, but have now signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Bisalloy will supply its high strength and high hardness quenched and tempered armour…

Australia’s niche champions — LSA avoids the slippery slope of commoditised manufacturing

Today in @AuManufacturing’s Australia’s niche champions series , we look at Liferaft Systems Australia, which specialises in life-saving inflatable structures found on ships all over the world. By Brent Balinski. For close to three decades, Mike Grainger’s company has maintained its focus on doing one thing well. From day one, and its establishment to supply…