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- Epicor ERP
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- Treotham Automation
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- Women in Industry
- Making the most of connected machines
Automation and the rise of smart, Internet-connected manufacturing equipment (known as M2M or the Internet of Things depending on the device) stand to deliver previously unimaginable productivity gains and cost-savings.
- Opportunities within the manufacturing workforce
Kronos recently undertook a survey to examine the feedback from people working in the manufacturing sector.
- How will the reduced Renewable Energy Target affect investment?
After months of uncertainty over the future level of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET), the federal government and opposition have reached a compromise agreement to scale back the target.
- Advancing manufacturing: An interview with Andrew Stevens
How will the AMGC differ from other attempts to address Australia’s poor industry/research collaboration record? Brent Balinski spoke to chairman Andrew Stevens as the initiative works through its consultation phase.
- Hype, reality and potential: metal additive manufacturing in Australia
Professor Milan Brandt, Technical Director of RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct and the Director of its Centre for Additive Manufacturing, discusses the Australian adoption, limitations, and potential of metal-based additive manufacturing systems. By Brent Balinski.
- Uncaged robots: all the rage right now
There’s an apparent explosion of interest in smaller, safer, easy-to-program robots for manufacturers. Brent Balinski takes a look at the fast-growing collaborative robots category.
- Don’t pay too much
Interest rates might be at an all-time low, but making a poor decision on commercial finance can still be a very costly mistake. Alan Johnson reports.
- Technology reshaping manufacturing
As Australian manufacturers prepare for the year ahead, a range of economic and business forces are making the task particularly challenging.
- Time to chase the tiger: exporting to India
Exporting, like so many things in life, is all about timing, and with India’s star on the rise, now could be the opportune juncture to go hunting.
- In Conversation: Rethink Robotics founder Rodney Brooks
In this Q & A, Professor Emeritus Brooks shares his wisdom on topics including getting research out of universities and into the marketplace, why a country shouldn’t ignore the value of scientific research, and why dexterity is still a massive challenge to roboticists.
- Cell Therapy Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre links research and industry
Australia’s first cell therapy manufacturing centre is bridging the gap between cell research in the lab.
- Keech unearths new opportunities in South America
Keech entered the South American market with Chilean trials of its Wearpact product 2011. Following the successful trials, the product has been adopted by several miners since then.
- Rodney’s factory robot revolution
We’re at a tipping point when it comes to smart factory robots, says artificial intelligence guru, inventor and entrepreneur Rodney Brooks. Brent Balinski spoke to the Australian-born and Boston-based founder, CTO and chairman of Rethink Robotics.
- Where are we headed?
I’ll set the scene by citing the words of two people, words uttered within the past few months.
- Tending to the collaborative robot push: an interview with Rethink Robotics
Rethink’s latest offering adds to the crop of new, easily-trained robots that some believe will revolutionise the way factories operate. Brent Balinski spoke to Rethink’s Jim Lawton about the robot Sawyer and the current excitement within the field of collaborative industrial robots.
- Help at hand for exporters
Manufacturers are facing some tough conditions domestically, however there are a number of great opportunities for expansion in overseas markets.
- Diageo Australia – benchmarking itself against the best
When Diageo Australia compares itself with the company’s global operations it ranks very well.
- Manufacturers still have solid prospects in mining
Despite the mining sector slowing, there are still many opportunities for ‘smart’ manufacturers. Alan Johnson reports.
- Australian company takes on 3D printing’s need for speed – an interview with Gizmo 3D Printers
A crop of new companies are trying to address the issues around 3D printing’s slow speeds, which have – as have other things – all but ruled out mass production applications. One of these start-ups is Brisbane’s Gizmo 3D Printers. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s founder, Kobus du Toit, to find out more.
- Getting into India: opportunities exist for Aussie auto companies, says new report
Automotive might be disappearing here, but Australian skills in the sector are valued in India, and opportunities are growing. Austrade’s Nicola Watkinson told Brent Balinski about why the times, and our way with “affordable excellence”, are right.