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Australia joins elite club of carbon fibre manufacturers thanks to CSIRO/Deakin breakthrough

November 10, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Australian industry could soon mass-produce the next generation materials thanks to a carbon fibre breakthrough achieved by CSIRO scientists in collaboration with their peers from Deakin University. Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday, CSIRO’s Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall announced that the researchers have successfully

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Cutting edge HP 3D printing system installed at Swinburne

November 10, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Swinburne has become the first Australian University to install the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, the world’s first production-ready commercial 3D printing system that has also been adopted by global companies such as Nike and BMW. The new 3D printer,

Vic Government urges Commonwealth to select Victoria for LAND 400

November 10, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

The Victorian State Government is backing BAE System Australia’s bid for the multi-billion LAND 400 Phase 2 manufacturing contract that could end up creating thousands of jobs across the state. BAE Systems, which is competing for the $5 billion defence

James Hardie acquires Europe’s biggest fibre gypsum board manufacturer

November 9, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Leading fibre cement siding manufacturer, James Hardie, has agreed to acquire Germany’s Fermacell GmbH from Xella International SA for US$549 million. Fermacell is Europe’s number one fibre gypsum board manufacturer, with more than 70% share in this

Tamar Hydro to create 20 advanced manufacturing jobs in Tasmania

November 9, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Tamar Hydro and their business partner, Genco Energy, have secured a $300 million contract to build a hydro network in Indonesia. Tamar’s scope of work, valued at $45 million, includes building turbines for the project before shipping them to be installed

Dandenong bus manufacturer Volgren ‘a true success story’

November 9, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Australia’s leading bus manufacturer Volgren is quickly becoming one of the great success stories for manufacturing in the country. The Dandenong-based company has been going from strength to strength in recent years, having secured an on-going opportunity

Austal to build two Guardian Class patrol boats for Timor-Leste

November 8, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Austal has received an order to build two Guardian Class Pacific patrol boats for Timor-Leste, the newest member of Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program that aims to enhance practical maritime security cooperation across the South Pacific. The