• Husky to open new facility in Japan

    July 17, 2008 0 comment

    HUSKY Injection Molding Systems has recently announced additional investment in its industry-leading services and sales network with a new, expanded customer technical center that will open in Minami Machida, Japan by autumn 2008.

  • Clean energy industry supports 2010 start to carbon reduction

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    THE Clean Energy Council said today that complementary policies will cushion the cost of emissions trading; and that the federal government’s green paper outlining their carbon pollution reduction scheme is an important next step in developing Australia’s climate change policy framework.

  • IT@MM – CAD/CAM/CAE feature

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    DEVELOPMENTS in CAD/CAM/CAE technology is resulting in significant cost savings and improved efficiencies right across the manufacturing sector, from reducing a product’s time to market to improving product design.

  • Insider series – Skills, Training & Recruitment feature

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    WITH Australia well and truly in the middle of a skills shortage across all areas of industry, a timely Manufacturers’ Monthly’s Insider Series report in September will examine how manufacturers can manage issues surrounding skills and training in their businesses.

  • Special Feature – Made in Australia

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    AS the Beijing Olympics highlight the crème de la crème of Australia’s sporting prowess, editorial in the September issue of Manufacturers’ Monthly will showcase the best of local manufacturing, featuring exclusive interviews with leading Australian manufacturers.

  • New range of electric hoists released

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    MATERIALS handling equipment manufacturer, Pacific Hoists, is pleased to launch its very own electric hoist range to the lifting market.

  • Cutting carbon emissions to reduce freight transport costs

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    EFFECTIVE action to cut freight transport greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions can also reduce business costs concludes a National Transport Commission (NTC) discussion paper, Freight transport in a carbon constrained economy.

  • Non-traditional employment must be addressed in OHS Review

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    THE national Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Review must seize the opportunity to create a framework that reflects current labour market practices, the RCSA (Recruitment & Consulting Services Association) argues in its submission to the Review.

  • Automation, Robotics & Production feature

    July 15, 2008 0 comment

    IN an effort to increase process efficiency and boost productivity, Australian manufacturers are increasingly automating production lines and using robotics in their manufacturing processes.

  • Dust and Fume Control feature

    July 15, 2008 0 comment

    KEEPING manufacturing operations free from dust and fumes is essential for a productive and safe workplace.

  • High Speed Machining feature

    July 15, 2008 0 comment

    HIGH Speed Machining (HSM) is a concept that has been taking the manufacturing industry by storm. It is a constantly developing technology, with the latest trends in dedicated tooling and advanced CAM systems improving product quality and reducing cycle times.

  • Laser Technologies & Applications feature

    July 15, 2008 0 comment

    ACCURACY and speed are the two golden elements in any production line and advances in laser technologies are offering manufacturers greater production efficiency, increasing product quality and productivity in the workshop.

  • Australia’s OHS regime needs overhaul

    July 15, 2008 0 comment

    THE Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), has called for an overhaul of Australia’s occupational health and safety regime to avoid “unreasonable” elements of the NSW system.

  • Intercad set for solid growth in WA

    July 15, 2008 0 comment

    AUSTRALIAN-owned 3D CAD/CAM specialist Intercad has appointed Pat Cleary as State Manager, Western Australia.

  • Preparations begin for Safe Work Week 08

    July 14, 2008 0 comment

    AUSTRALIAN organisations and businesses are encouraged to start preparing for national Safe Work Australia Week and to take advantage of the wide range of free resources that are now available.

  • Pressing forward with new fitout technologies

    July 14, 2008 0 comment

    SHEETMETAL fabricators are nowadays being called up upon to work with a greater level of design flexibility at short notice, as opposed to the more repetitious style of work.

  • Awards showcase manufacturing’s prowess

    July 14, 2008 0 comment

    BEING an engineer in a previous life, I tend to stick to the facts and I’m not renowned for flamboyant comments, but for those readers who were at Doltone House, Darling Harbour May 28th they will understand why I describe the 2008 Endeavour Awards presentation ceremony as a fantastic ‘best-ever’ evening.

  • Free breakfast seminars – new strategies for supply chains

    July 13, 2008 0 comment

    ERP solution provider Syspro Software will be hosting a number of free breakfast seminars on supply chain management targeted at General Managers, Managing Directors, CFOs and Financial Controllers.

  • Facing up to the nanotechnology challenge

    July 12, 2008 0 comment

    AUSTRALIA’s regulatory systems are well placed to respond to the introduction of nanotechnology products, according to Government documents released earlier this week.

  • Important gas cylinder handling tips

    July 11, 2008 0 comment

    CARE and special precautions need to be taken when handling all gas cylinders.