Composites technology company Quickstep has announced an order of 200 carbon fibre chassis from x-ray business Micro-X.
Production will be at Quickstep’s Waurn Ponds site, which hosts the company’s R&D and automotive operations, and will utilise the proprietary “Qure” out-of-autoclave process.
Quickstep’s manufacturing at Bankstown, Sydney is focussed on aerospace projects, such as the Joint Strike Fighter. It also runs a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) site — formerly owned by Boeing — at Tullamarine.
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Micro-X on this impressive product and welcome the ongoing trust placed in our team at Waurn Ponds,” said CEO Mark Burgess in a statement on Thursday.
“There is real pride within the business that we are able to play a role in the Australian supply chain of this important medical equipment company. Micro-X is a great example of the technology and advanced manufacturing capability which exists in Australia.”
Micro-X is headquartered in Tonsley, Adelaide, and makes compact, lightweight X-ray machines, enabled by its innovations based on carbon nanotubes to create smaller emitter tubes.
The news follows an announcement last week that Quickstep had acquired an undisclosed stake in drone business Carbonix.
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