A transdisciplinary student team from the University of Sydney (USYD) has created a prototype of a reusable face shield, demonstrating how to turn university resources into a rapid manufacturing solution to respond to medical emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with the USYD’s Charles Perkins Centre X-Lab, a 240-student laboratory space with laser cutting … Continue reading USYD students develop prototype reusable PPE
Kestrel Manufacturing is receiving $495,000 to assist in its production of filter materials used in both surgical and P2 masks. Clets Linen is receiving $213,000 to increase its capacity to fulfil ongoing orders for disposable isolation gowns for both Australia and abroad. Nobody Denim is receiving $400,000 to instal up to 20 new sewing machines to … Continue reading Gov support in PPE production for local manufacturer
The South Australia government has enlisted five local companies to produce up to 7000 clear plastic face shields a day for healthcare workers against COVID-19. The suppliers are Fusetec 3D, Neds Head, Form Cut, Cheiron Healthcare (working with the Royal Society of the Blind), and Motherson Medical. SA Health executive director Andrea Andrews said production … Continue reading Local SA manufacturers produce face shields against COVID-19
The University of Western Australia (UWA), Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, WA Department of Health and Adarsh Australia have manufactured 10,000 face shields to protect frontline health workers responding to COVID-19. The project aims to meet the needs of healthcare workers to effectively support the COVID-19 emergency without risking their own lives. The Therapeutic … Continue reading WA produces 10,000 face shields for frontline healthcare workers
An automotive engineer who was made redundant a few years ago has turned to making personal protective equipment (PPE) for Australia’s essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Mat Bowtell, who owns 20 3D printers at his Phillip Island facility, chose to use his payout and crowd-funding to obtain equipment and software to create prosthetic hands at … Continue reading Redundant engineer produces face shields for essential workers
The Australian chemistry industry has expanded domestic manufacturing to meet demand for a range of products facing shortages. Chemistry Australia CEO Samantha Read said the sector manufactures and supplies raw materials and other products to 108 of 114 industries, which are crucial to supporting and preserving the health of Australians. “Many of our chemical manufacturers … Continue reading Chemical industry expands domestic production
Ansell has announced the sale of its Onguard footwear business, including a US factory, to Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear for an undisclosed amount. Ansell announced the sale to the subsidiary of Dunlop Protective Footwear Holdings this morning, reports AAP. It includes a factory at Havre de Grace, Maryland. The Onguard business is claimed to … Continue reading Ansell sells protective footwear business
Bata Industrial have confirmed they will market their new Quick Release BOA lacing system on stand A337 at the Queensland Mining & Engineering.