General Atomics announces partnership with Conflux on new heat exchanger

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has announced a partnership with Australian additive manufacturing applications specialist Conflux Technology to develop a new heat exchanger, with potential use in the US company’s remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS.) GA-ASI and the Geelong-based metal AM company will develop a novel, cutting-edge solution for current and future aircraft, the US…

Troubled Lynas plant restarts today

Rare earths producer Lynas Corporation has announced the restart from today of its Malaysian processing facility, following a general re-opening of the economy by the Malaysian government. The plant, which was shut down as part of national efforts to halt the spread of Covid-19, will operate at 70 per cent capacity. The company told investors:…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – Support for local innovation is crucial for Australia’s manufacturing future

R&D incentives for ground-breaking ideas exist, but there are other important ways to support clever manufacturers and grow the sector. Phil Hodgson lays out a case for better purchasing decisions in his contribution to @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 Disruption to global supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic…

DXN data centres report growth

Modular data centre manufacturer and operator DXN has reported growth and cost reductions during the March quarter as it continues to execute its business plan. Cash receipts from customers were up $1.4 million on the previous corresponding period to $2.1 million. Staff numbers were reduced and the Board trimmed from six members to three, saving…