Quantum Brilliance moves to develop hybrid quantum computer

German-Australian manufacturer of quantum computing hardware, Quantum Brilliance has announced a collaboration with graphics processing unit (graphics card) manufacturer NVIDIA to accelerate the development of the world’s first hybrid quantum-classical computing platform. Announced today at quantum computing conference Q2B Tokyo, NVIDIA QODA is a new platform for hybrid quantum-classical computing, connecting traditional and quantum computers…

Labor’s renewable target is much more ambitious than it seems. We need the best bang-for-buck policy responses

By Bruce Mountain, Victoria University Earlier today, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese gave his first major climate change speech, touting Australia’s future as a renewable superpower and promising Labor’s ambitious new renewable target would “unlock $52 billion of private sector investment.” This follows Labor’s pre-election commitment to cut Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005…

Advanced Navigation aims to be first Australian to the Moon

AI robotics, and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation today announced its ambition to be the first Australian company whose products operate on the Moon through its development of unique navigation systems. CEO Xavier Orr said the company’s years of R&D had culminated in two systems that would deliver breakthroughs in performance, reliability, size, weight and…

Frontiers in additive manufacturing – from CNC to 3D

Last week in our series Frontiers in additive manufacturing, Peter Roberts discussed the similarities between the impact of then-new CNC technologies in the 1980s to today’s growth in additive manufacturing. Today he talks with Bruce Rowley, whose company CNC Design was a pioneer in Australia’s adoption of both technologies. As Australian manufacturers first moved to…

Finalists announced for 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

A list of finalists has been published for the annual Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards, which has been running since 2001. Announced on Wednesday, the finalists are: Amaero Additive Manufacturing (Notting Hill) Australian Defence Apparel (East Bendigo) Care Essentials (North Geelong) Coolon (Hallam) Dual Chelate Fertilizer (Robinvale) Duratray International (Bayswater) Elastomers Australia (Airport West)…

Hunter class frigate is fit to fight – by Craig Lockhart

The construction of nine Hunter class frigates at the Osborne naval dockyard has been criticised for being behind schedule and, even, not being the right ship for Australia’s needs. Here Craig Lockhart, managing director of shipbuilder BAE Systems Maritime Australia, refutes both claims, and details the progressing in delivering these multi-role, anti-submarine frigates. Defence minister…

Quickstep to test new composites for hypersonic vehicles

Composites manufacturer Quickstep and defence researchers will develop new high temperature resistant materials to be used in producing hypersonic aerostructures. The company has begun a jointly funded project with the Department of Defence, through the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) in collaboration with R&D group DMTC Ltd, to identify, analyse and test high materials…