Respiri takes delivery of first Wheezo devices

Medical technology company Respiri has taken delivery of its first batch of Wheezo devices to monitor wheezing and breathing in asthma sufferers. The devices, manufactured by miniaturised electronics manufacturer SRX Global, are the first of 500 Wheezos being delivered to prepare for full commercialisation of the product in the fourth quarter of 2020. SRX Global…

Economic growth near an end as Treasury talks of prolonged coronavirus downturn

By Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Australia’s three-decade run of near continuous economic growth is set to end, with treasury warning of a hit to growth of “at least” 0.5% in the first quarter of this year, potentially followed by a “prolonged downturn”. If it came to pass,…

ANCA to develop new hybrid additive-subtractive machine tool

Australia’s leading machine tool manufacturer ANCA is to develop a novel hybrid additive-subtractive manufacturing platform to manufacture Tungsten custom designed cutting tools. The new line of machines (pictured), being developed with CSIRO, Sutton Tools and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), has the potential to disrupt the global Tungsten cutting tool market. Successful completion of…

Focus on waste-to-value for inaugural World Engineering Day 

Wednesday is the first UNESCO World Engineering for Sustainable Development Day, with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has used the occasion to highlight the importance of engineers in Australia’s waste management challenges.   Engineers would play a key role in the country turning its waste – currently totally 67 million tonnes a year…