Phillip Hazell

The future of Australia’s manufacturing – Modern Manufacturing Expo 2023 heads into its final day

Sydney’s Modern Manufacturing expo 2023 (MME23) is well underway, as it heads into its second and final day. The expo has already highlighted
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Australian institutes spearhead global efforts in clean energy innovation

Six of the nation’s research institutions, including Australia’s national science agency Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), united with international researchers to address challenges in clean energy production and storage. 

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Manufacturing Benchmarking Report findings show opportunities for growth

Advisory, finance, and tax firm Grant Thornton has released its 2023 Manufacturing Benchmarking Report, analysing the financial data from 100 Australian mid-sized manufacturers and tracking their performance during FY23.
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Digital engineering firm, Kadego-Cadgile, launches new global company and brand name

One of South Australia’s leading end-to-end engineering firm Kadego-Cadgile will operate under a new global company and brand name – Ekium.
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German drivetrain specialist, Flender, opens new 1,800 square metre facility in Sydney

German drivetrain specialist, Flender, further expands production and service capacities in Australia by opening a new facility in Sydney.
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NASA chooses Australia as strategic partner to design and build lunar rover for moon-landing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Australia as its strategic partner to design and build the Trailblazer lunar rover due to proven expertise in remote operations, developed through resources industry.
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South Australia introduces Bill to streamline development of hydrogen and renewable energy projects

South Australia is poised to capitalise on renewable energy with the Government introducing a landmark Bill into state parliament to streamline the development of hydrogen and renewable energy projects.
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Student operated tokamak nuclear fusion device to be built at UNSW Sydney

A nuclear fusion device – that will be wholly designed, built and operated by students – is being planned for the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney. Read More

Data reveals one in three businesses would switch to electric vehicles to improve brand image

New survey data reveals that more than one-third of Australian SMEs would choose to invest in electric vehicles to meet customer or employee expectations – 30 per cent would make the switch to increase brand credibility.
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NSW Government announces consultations will begin as it develops Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals strategy

This new strategy is a crucial document that provides the framework for the critical minerals and high-tech metals mining industry. It will include a sharper focus on domestic manufacturing, skills and training opportunities. 
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Australia’s space industry heats up – UQ installs custom furnace for component manufacturing

A custom-built furnace that can heat materials to around 3000 degrees celsius has been installed at The University of Queensland (UQ) to build components for Australia’s space industry.
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MBS Architectural chooses lower carbon aluminium for concealed clip aluminium batten system

MBS Architectural, has taken a new industry position, switching to Capral’s green lower carbon aluminium, for its Apollo Concealed Clip Aluminium Batten System. The move is offering architects, designers, builders and developers, lower carbon aluminium batten solution for their projects.
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ARISE resources scholarships awarded to two first year engineering prospects

Two promising first-year engineering students – Rhys Thurstun from Queensland and Mufaro Tom from New South Wales – have been awarded Australian Resources Industry Skills and Education (ARISE) scholarships aimed at addressing the shortage of engineers in the resources sector.
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