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Australian Space Manufacturing Network makes $150 million bid for MMI funding
The Australian Space Manufacturing Network are supporting a $150 million bid for the Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Collaboration (MMIC) stream, to recognise the growing market opportunities for new space products and services. Satellites with sensors and cameras that detect bushfires within minutes, provide real-time crop data to farmers, connect our remote towns and communities; and … Continue reading Australian Space Manufacturing Network makes $150 million bid for MMI funding
Australia’s only nuclear engineering program expands
The Sir William Tyree Foundation has donated $1 million to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to support expanding nuclear engineering program and foster the skills in Australia for using future technology. The program prepares students for careers in high-tech industries including nuclear science, nuclear medicine, mining and resources, energy, manufacturing, aerospace, space exploration … Continue reading Australia’s only nuclear engineering program expands
ABS figures show strong rise in number of manufacturing jobs
More than 91,000 manufacturing jobs have been created in the last three months, supported by the federal government’s investments to transform local manufacturing. ABS Labour Force figures show there are now 80,000 more jobs in manufacturing than there was at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The figures demonstrate why the government is investing $1.5 billion … Continue reading ABS figures show strong rise in number of manufacturing jobs
CR Foundry keeps power costs down, protects business
CR Foundry, a steel and iron manufacturer based in Maryborough, is one of 1,000 manufacturers, businesses and farmers in regional Queensland to benefit from transitional electricity rebates over a period of up to nine years.
Boeing to build pioneering production facility in Queensland
Global aviation giant Boeing has chosen Toowoomba in Queensland as the preferred location for an uncrewed‑aircraft production facility, which will be the first outside of North America. Boeing Australia will establish the facility at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Aerospace and Defence Precinct to produce and assemble the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, also known as the Loyal Wingman, … Continue reading Boeing to build pioneering production facility in Queensland
Australian manufacturers to join international space supply chains
The federal government has awarded $3 million in funding to help four Australian space businesses break into international space supply chains under the Moon to Mars Initiative. Round Three of the Supply Chain Capability Improvement grants will support the companies to improve their technical capabilities and help them enter new national and international markets. Acting … Continue reading Australian manufacturers to join international space supply chains
New $7.5 million fund for NT manufacturers
The Northern Territory state government has partnered with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) to open applications for the $7.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem Fund (AMEF). The AMEF delivers on the recommendations from the Territory Economic Reconstruction Report and will leverage AMGC’s experience in successfully increasing Australia’s manufacturing capability. With a focus on expanding manufacturing in the NT, … Continue reading New $7.5 million fund for NT manufacturers
SeaRoad signs off on new $161 million vessel for 2023
Tasmanian-based transport company SeaRoad has secured its future growth plan after finalising an agreement with German shipbuilding yard, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), to construct a new roll-on/roll-off vessel with LNG propulsion worth over $161 million.
Madison Technologies drives Industrial IoT digital transformation
Madison Technologies has announced its status as the Cisco Operational Technology Value Added Reseller (OT VAR) for Australia and New Zealand, driving the expansion of Industrial IoT digital transformation across critical operational environments.
Orica’s 4D bulk system optimises productivity and blasting costs
Orica has launched its new 4D bulk explosives technology at MINExpo in Las Vegas. It enables real-time tailoring of explosives energy to geology across a blast.
CSIRO appoints quantum and innovation experts to executive team
CSIRO has appointed an expert in Quantum Optics, Professor Elanor Huntington, as the new executive director for Digital, National Facilities and Collections and Jonathan Law as new executive director for Growth.
A sustainable solution for mine waste is imminent
Researchers at The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), Rio Tinto and Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) have developed a bio-engineering technology that could rehabilitate mine waste back to useful soil.
UNSW scientists find potential applications for graphene oxide
Scientists at the University of NSW (UNSW) have made a fundamental discovery in materials science that has potential applications for water filtration and energy storage. This is focused on the “wonder material,” graphene oxide (GO).
Google Cloud’s Supply Chain Twin brings visibility to supply chains
Google Cloud has announced the launch of Supply Chain Twin, a purpose-built industry solution that can build a digital twin to provide a complete view of a business’ suppliers, inventories and other information.
Analytica to manufacture medical devices in Maryborough
Analytica, a medical device manufacturer based in Queensland, will establish a $13.8 million facility for manufacturing and call centre operations in Maryborough, creating up to 194 local jobs over five years.
Exploring a cheap, sustainable uncrewed air system with BAE Systems
BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics, a UK-based heavy lift UAV and drone manufacturer, have announced plans to explore developing an all-electric “heavy lift” uncrewed air system (UAS) that is both cheap and sustainable.
12 contracts awarded to build superior submarine capability
Lockheed Martin Australia has awarded 12 contracts to Australian industry and academic organisations for a combined value of $900,000 under the Future Submarine Program, which will help develop emerging advanced technologies for the Attack Class Submarine combat system.
Major Siviour project supports Australian graphite manufacturing
Renascor Resources’ $209 million Siviour project has been granted Major Project Status. Under the project, a graphite mine and concentrator will be built in the Eyre Peninsula, as well as a downstream purified spherical graphite (PSG) manufacturing facility in Port Adelaide.
Sugar is the key to creating longer lasting lithium-sulfur batteries
Simply by adding sugar, researchers from the Monash Energy Institute have created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries that are essential for aviation, electric vehicles and submarines.
Australia will compete in DARPA’s robotics grand final
A Brisbane-based CSIRO team of robotics experts, Data61, will represent Australia in the DARPA Subterranean Final Challenge in the US this month – the world’s leading robotics competition.