General Atomics announces partnership with Conflux on new heat exchanger

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has announced a partnership with Australian additive manufacturing applications specialist Conflux Technology to develop a new heat exchanger, with potential use in the US company’s remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS.) GA-ASI and the Geelong-based metal AM company will develop a novel, cutting-edge solution for current and future aircraft, the US…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – a call for Urgency, Collaboration and Diversity by Sarah Pearson

@AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing now in its third week takes on greater urgency with this contribution by Dr Sarah Pearson. A leader in academia and government, she appeals for greater urgency and greater collaboration in this personal opinion. “Future Industries” – actually not future – is alive and…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – six steps to lead the world by Professor Aleksandar Subic

Our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing has seen a huge response from readers and members of the Australian Manufacturing Forum Linkedin group. Here Professor Aleksandar Subic focuses on R&D and learning as keys to a plan to make Australian manufacturing the envy of the world. When Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – where we went wrong and the things that work by Tim McLean

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal manufacturing policy for Australia is now in its second week. Today Tim McLean details how we got to where we are today, and the approaches that work for industry. Send your ideas or make a submission to [email protected]. The need for Australia…

A new deal for manufacturing – five building blocks for a new plan by Roy Green

Professor Roy Green kicks off @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing in Australia with this industry policy scene setter. Send your submission to [email protected]. Every crisis provides an opportunity and Covid-19 is no exception. Not only has it exposed the gaps in Australia’s manufacturing supply chains, but it has also…

Ballarat mineral processing equipment firm to make ventilator

Leading mineral processing equipment manufacturer Gekko Systems has been funded by the Victorian government to further refine a new medical ventilator developed by the firm. The government, which is also supporting a ventilator being developed by Grey Innovation, has advanced funds to prepare the Gekko ventilator design for manufacturing readiness. Gekko, better known for its…