A new deal plan for manufacturing – how Geelong can show the way by Lyn George

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing is in its final day. Lyn George closes it out, sharing ways to back the brilliant ideas that could reshape entire industries via some lessons from the manufacturing heartland of Geelong.    The current Covid-19 crisis has brutally exposed Australia’s…

First Graphene provides facemask materials

New materials developer First Graphene will supply its PureGRAPH graphene product to improve the performance of face masks (pictured) manufactured by planarTECH Holdings. The Perth company will supply the graphene coating to provide anti-static and bacteria resistant properties to the masks, as well as investigating the use of graphene in other personal protective equipment (PPE).…

APV WINS DEFENCE SEAT BELT EXPORT ORDER

Automotive manufacturer APV has been awarded a three year US$500,000 contract to supply passenger restraints for BAE Systems military vehicles in the United States. The company’s APV military seatbelts will be used by BAE Systems for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle programme for the US Marines and the Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle programme for the US Army…

AmpControl to make ventilators in NSW

Two New South Wales consortia have been selected by the state government to produce prototypes of new hospital ventilators to treat cases of Covid-19. Groups led by the University of Sydney and by Newcastle-based Ampcontrol were selected from five applicants and will produce an initial 10 prototypes each for testing and approval by the Therapeutic…