Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

VEEM completes Australia’s largest propeller Perth marine engineering firm VEEM has completed casting and machining of the largest propeller ever produced by the company – and also the largest ever made in Australia (picture). Weighing in at around 1,500kg and manufactured with very high tolerances, the Controllable Pitch Propellor was commissioned by Norwegian company Kongsberg…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

LBT Innovations receives APAS instrument orders Laboratory device manufacturer LBT Innovations has received an order for multiple APAS instruments from its US distributor Remel Inc, a division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. The company has been commercialising its APAS Independence laboratory instrument, an imaging, interpretation, sorting and reporting machine that automatically examines culture plates for the…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Amaero International to review strategic alternatives Additive manufacturing technology company Amaero International has commissioned investment and advisory firm Guggenheim Securities to evaluate strategic alternatives for the company. The study was aimed at ensuring it was ‘taking every step possible to maximise value for shareholders’, according to an announcement. Amaero said no decisions had been made…

NIOA trials rifle sensor-fusion technology

A ‘smart rail system’ that transforms rifles into data nodes linking soldiers in the battlefield with tactical leaders and commanders, is being trialled by NIOA. The Brisbane prime defence contractor has linked with technology and licensing company T-Worx to investigate application of its Intelligent-Rail (I-Rail) technology for use in the Australian Defence Force. The rifle-mounted…