Ampcontrol and Steber launch hybrid boat

A 43-foot hybrid boat being developed by a collaboration between electrical and electronics company Ampcontrol, boat builder Steber International and the University of Newcastle, has been launched on the Manning River, Taree, in regional NSW. Ampcontrol Engineering Manager Steve Mitchell said the successful deployment was a result of a partnership between industry, government and the…

Manufacturing looks to efficiency, productivity and sustainability – Comm Bank

Australian manufacturers expect to increase production volumes in the next 12 months, supported by higher capital expenditure and investment in technology, a new CommBank report shows. The new 2023 CommBank Manufacturing Insights Report reveals that 72 per cent of manufacturers in Australia expect to increase production levels in the next 12 months, while the same…

EOS launches new Slinger anti-drone weapons system

Defence manufacturer Electro Optic Systems (EOS) launched its Australian made counter-drone capability, named the ‘Slinger’ (pictured), at its manufacturing facility in Canberra today. Assistant Minister for Defence Matt Thistlethwaite, who officially launched the innovative local technology, said that he continued to be impressed by the world-leading capability of Australia’s defence industry. Executive Vice President of…

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CSIRO appoints new Energy Director Dr Dietmar Tourbier has been appointed Director of Energy at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, following a competitive international recruitment search. Dr Peter Mayfield, CSIRO’s Executive Director for Environment, Energy and Resources, said Tourbier’s appointment comes at a critical juncture for Australia and CSIRO in particular. “Dr Tourbier’s deep industry…

Defence partnering for success – Ukraine brings cybersecurity into focus

@AuManufactruring’s sponsored series reporting BAE Systems Australia’s Partnering for success defence industry supplier event, concludes today, with a focus on cyber security. By Nicholas Way The tragic war in Ukraine has been a catalyst for serious investment in cybersecurity by defence organisations globally, and Australia is no exception. That’s the view of Tony Howell, Global…