Getting warmer: stress testing startup progresses with awards at Avalon (podcast)

As a sales engineer not long out of Monash University, Kheang Khauv had early exposure to a new technique for visualising stress and understanding metal fatigue in aircraft. It was the mid-2000s. Researchers at Defence Science and Technology Group’s Fishermans Bend labs – wanting to better understand the fatigue life of ageing F/A-18 Hornets –…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

FFI Gladstone takes shape Fortescue Future Industries’ new green manufacturing hub is taking shape in Gladstone, Queensland (pictured), according to construction material supplier Bosfa Pty Ltd. The company is supplying its Dramix steel fibre reinforced concrete to help build FFI’s new green energy production facilities. According to Bosfa: “This new 14,600m2 facility is the first…

Gilmour joins up with Atmos for space services

Gilmour Space Technologies and Atomos Space have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) over future purchases by the two companies from each other. The MoU will explore a multi-year contract for Gilmour and Atomos to mutually purchase services for launch and in-space transportation, according to a statement released to coincide with the Avalon…