Brumbee solves electric hub motor issues, looks for partners

Sydney technology developer Barry Westlake has developed and tested a prototype electric vehicle which overcomes many of the problems first faced more than a century ago by motoring pioneer Ferdinand Porsche. Westlake, director of BAAD Concepts Pty Limited, has developed a fully electric, light weight medium compact vehicle capable of driving over all terrain from…

Fleet selects California company as satellite builder

Adelaide’s Fleet Space Technologies has selected California-based Tyvak International to mass-produce satellites for Fleet’s Low Earth Orbit nanosatellite constellation. The selection was revealed on social media by South Australia’s Department for Trade and Investment. The Department said: “It’s onwards and upwards for these two companies who are rocketing into space and proving that South Australia’s…

Titomic and Thales partner in titanium soldier equipment

Additive manufacturing technology company Titomic has partnered with French defence giant Thales to manufacture lighter and stronger titanium equipment for soldiers. Under the agreement Titomic will use its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) manufacturing process to develop ways for Thales to produce soldier weapons systems for the Australian and UK defence forces. The TKF process is…

Profiles of success: AML prepares to go public, says standards are key to commercialisation   

There has been a series of successful IPOs for high-tech Australian manufacturing companies in recent months, including Carbon Revolution, K-Tig and Amaero Engineering. 3D printing bureau AML3D hopes to add to this, with a place on the ASX planned for March. Founder and managing director Andy Sales agrees that investors are keen on sophisticated manufacturers…