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- 2015 Women in Industry Awards Finalists: Excellence in Manufacturing
Finalists for this year’s Excellence in Manufacturing award have been revealed.
- 2015 Women in Industry Awards Finalists:Excellence in Engineering
The short-list of finalists for this year’s Excellence in Engineering award have been announced.
- The “Perfect Storm” of operational transformation in industry
Addressing the “Perfect Storm” of the operational transformation in industry will be key to operational success in 2020 and beyond.
- 2015 Women in Industry Awards Finalists: BDM of the Year
The short-list of finalists for this year’s BDM of the year award has been revealed.
- More than maintenance: appreciating CMMS
There is more to CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System) than just choosing a maintenance package. Alan Johnson writes.
- Labor’s plans for science, technology, maths education well-meaning but misguided
A heavy focus of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s budget reply speech on Thursday night was preparing for the future with science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. While this focus is a step in the right direction, the policies probably aren’t the right way to go about it.
- The 3D printing boom continues
The overall appetite for additive manufacturing continues in all segments of the market. Brent Balinski spoke to long-time industry consultant Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates. Wohlers Report 2015 was released in April, the firm’s 20th anniversary edition.
- Business Class: Heg heading to America
The Heg clothespin was in hot demand after it was named in the top 10 products at a housewares show in Chicago. An American distributor couldn’t wait for a shipment to arrive – so the Heg is flying express with Qantas.
- 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.