- Pneumatics – more than just hot air
While pneumatics systems do not have the force that hydraulic systems have to offer, they still have an essential role to play in many industrial applications.
- Chasing the ‘silver sliver’: making sure innovation doesn’t slip through our fingers
There are several widely-agreed upon facts about the current world economy. One is that value is being sourced to an increasing degree from analytic, inventive and creative ideas.
- The future of 3D printing lies in space and with an extra dimension
The concept and use of 3D printing is now well established, with a large selection of printers available today, ranging from your low-price small 3D units for home to the larger and more robust industrial printers.
- Politics force renewable energy manufacturer to look overseas
The right level of support for the renewable energy sector is a topic that will be debated well into the future.
- Is manufacturing redefining itself?
Technology now has such a big influence on industry that it could be driving how manufacturing is being repositioned around the world. Alan Johnson writes.
- Aussie startup races into new 3D printing niche
High-performance heat exchangers could be a new sweet spot application for metal additive manufacturing. Brent Balinski spoke to Conflux Technology founder Michael Fuller about an Australian-born innovation that’s getting worldwide attention.
- Automation: the enemy of employment?
Most managers agree that automation is an important part of their business’s future, though there are worries around the effect on employment. Brent Balinski reports on some recent research and trends, and how they might reshape the industry.
- Bringing researchers and industry closer together – from the experts
There’s a broad discussion happening in Australia about how to strengthen relationships between private industry and universities in order to foster innovation.
- The future of manufacturing in Australia is smart, agile and green
In a rapidly changing world, attempts to preserve the past will doom the future.
- Lean Manufacturing, Lean Design and profitability
Are the full benefits of a Lean approach being missed because of the lack of a strong focus on Lean Design?
- Reassessing government’s role in industry development
How should we assess Australia’s performance and prospects in the wake of the mining boom? A number of recent reports have begun to make the attempt.
- You are a marketing company that makes things
Brent Balinski spoke to Manufacturship Founder Jason Furness about Furness’s new book, why “boring, routine, and reliable” is best, and why innovation doesn’t have to involve a 3D printer.
- Manufacturers without borders: targeting global value chains
More and more international trade is being made up of intermediate goods and services. Brent Balinski reports on some of the efforts to get Australian manufacturers better involved in this.
- Endeavour Award winner profiles – PWR Performance Products
On May 28, Manufacturers’ Monthly held its annual Endeavour Awards. We will continue profiling winners this week. PWR was the champion in the Exporter of The Year category.
- The need for Australian manufacturing to get smart
Advanced manufacturing is an unavoidable term nowadays, and this is for the best. Brent Balinski talked to Jeff Connolly, CEO of Siemens Pacific, about advancing Australian manufacturers, and about the challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0.
- Access an issue with government assistance
Most industry programs have survived the Abbott government’s proverbial axe; however gaining access to them has never been harder. Alan Johnson reports.
- FactCheck: could the China-Australia FTA lock out Australian workers?
Australian unions have long warned that Australian workers could be disadvantaged by the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), which was signed and made publicly available last week.
- Getting the most out of CMMS
There is more to CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System) than just choosing a maintenance package. Alan Johnson writes.
- Endeavour Award winner profiles – Keech 3D Advanced Manufacturing
On May 28, Manufacturers’ Monthly held its annual Endeavour Awards. We will continue profiling winners this week. Keech 3D Advanced Manufacturing was the champion in the Technology Application of the Year category.
- Endeavour Award Winner Profiles – Bryan Emmerson
On May 28, Manufacturers’ Monthly held its annual Endeavour Awards. We will continue profiling winners this week. Bryan Emmerson was named Young Manufacturer of the Year.