South Australian company Airspeed has been selected by BAE Systems to support the Global Combat Ships program. The program will build three ships in Glasgow, Scotland for the UK Royal Navy as part of the multi-billion-dollar UK Type 26 program. The Type 26 frigate is the original model which led to the Hunter class frigate, … Continue reading BAE Systems selects SA manufacturer for UK naval shipbuilding contract
The Australian Defence Force has identified seven research proposals for innovative materials as worthy of pursuing for military platforms. Contained within the research proposals are methods of developing new adhesives to bind high temperature structures, the integration and repair of different composite types, and the joining of ceramic armour for greater protection against bullets and … Continue reading Joint AU-UK funding for advanced materials in defence
South Australian steelmaking business Arrium has been acquired by Liberty House, a British industrial and metals company. The sale includes Arrium’s iron ore mining operations, Whyalla port and rail infrastructure, Whyalla Steelworks, OneSteel Scrap Recycling, OneSteel Secondary Steelworks, OneSteel Reinforcing, and Australian Tube Mills. Liberty House chief executive Sanjeev Gupta has said the Whyalla Steelworks … Continue reading Arrium acquired by British industrial group
Adelaide company Ezy-Fit Hydraulics spent approximately $4 million on upgrades in preparation for a tender to replace the Collins Class periscope tubes, only to lose the tender to Thales, the original manufacturer of the parts. Ezy-Fit Hydraulics was awarded a $1.9 million Federal Government grant to upgrade its machinery and facilities, which the company was … Continue reading SA company loses $12m submarine tender
Digital mediation platforms and trends such as the circular economy will profoundly change the ways manufacturers operate, believes supply chain expert Jan Godsell. Brent Balinski spoke to the Warwick Manufacturing Group professor about how this could look.
Normal alloy steels have various elements added in small quantities to improve their material strength, hardenability, temperature resistance, corrosion resistance, and other properties. Any level of carbon can be combined with these alloying elements.
Billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson has launched a free university in a bid to reduce the engineering skills gap in the UK. Over the next five years, he will put £15m into the Dyson Institute of Technology, which will be closely aligned with Warwick University.
The brand new Doing Business in Europe symposium is fast approaching, with a small number of audience places still available for manufacturers wanting expert perspectives and exclusive networking opportunities.
Moving manufacturing operations back home is in full swing in the US and UK, and is starting to happen here, as Alan Johnson reports.
Some of the issues faced by Britain’s industrial sector will sound familiar to Australians. It turns out we may be able to help, too, as Dr Mark Priest of Harrogate Partners, and Advanced Manufacturing Adviser to the UK’s Department for International Trade, tells Brent Balinski.
Luxury car maker and Formula One team owner McLaren has denied reports that it has been in talks with Apple over the latter acquiring or taking a strategic stake in the auto firm.
Industrial thread and craft company Coats Group has announced the acquisition of Gotex and Fast React Systems.
The Confederation of British Industry monthly survey has suggested UK manufacturing has suffered its biggest decline since 2009 in the year’s first quarter, but is expected to quickly bounce back.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has praised the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in the UK and urged other countries like Australia to follow suit as a way to fight obesity.
Metal powder technology company Metalysis has gained a further £20 million ($39.8 million) investment from Perth-based mineral sands resources company Iluka and a high-profile British investor.
The University of Cambridge has announced a method of rapidly and cheaply printing conductive ink using graphene and other materials.
British manufacturing output growth stalled in September for the first time in two and a half years, according to the latest CBI Monthly Industrial Trends Survey.
To coincide with the beginning of spring, Dyson has released its next-generation Cool range of fans in Australia. Design engineer Thomas Ting tells Brent Balinski a few things about how the company improved its bladeless fans.
British technology company Dyson has released a redesigned, quieter version of its Air Multiplier, developed over three years and a cost of almost $75 million in R&D.
The Crossrail project in London, an east-to-west rail network, has unearthed what’s being called remnants of a “Mesolithic tool-making factory” used by residents living on the Thames River 9,000 years ago.