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Fall protection takes centre stage at 3M’s Fall Protection Open Day
Falls from heights are an ongoing safety concern in all industrial environments. According to the Safe Work Australia report, Work-Related Injuries and Fatalities Involving A Fall From Height, in 2010–11, 7730 claims for serious injury were lodged due to a fall from a height. This means that 21 employees each day lodged a claim for a falls-related injury that required one or more weeks off work.
Tesla announces fully autonomous vehicles
Tesla has announced that from this week onwards, all vehicles produced in its factory will have the hardware the necessary for fully autonomous driving. According to Tesla, eight surround cameras will provide 360 degree visibility around the car at a range of up to 250 metres. Cars will also see the addition of twelve updated … Continue reading Tesla announces fully autonomous vehicles
Frosty Boy joins with UQ Business School to up-skill its leaders
Dessert and beverage base manufacturer, Frosty Boy Australia continues to invest in its people, most recently up-skilling its team through an exclusively designed eight-month leadership program.
Rumours new Apple MacBook will use “E-Ink” tech from Sydney start-up
There are rumours that Apple is working with Sydney company Sonder Design to develop a special “E-Ink” keyboard for release with the 2018 MacBook.
Colorbond continues anniversary celebrations with steel kangaroo mob
Next week 22 kangaroo-shaped Colorbond sculptures will be on display in Sydney’s The Rocks, as part of the coated steel’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
What lessons has industry learnt?
With Ford closing its manufacturing operations in Victoria last month, and Toyota and Holden following suit next year, many observers are asking what led to this unfortunate outcome. Alan Johnson reports. LEARNING from your mistakes is one of the fundamental aspects of life, coupled with the importance of not making the same mistake twice. So … Continue reading What lessons has industry learnt?
Cordless electric pump takes over from manual operation
When a manufacturer boosts production to cope with burgeoning demand, efficiency-minded operations staff keenly seek out technologies to help them minimise costs and manual labour while maximising safety and ongoing returns. That is what happened with carpet and textiles producer Cavalier Bremworth, which has doubled its production over the last year of its quality wool … Continue reading Cordless electric pump takes over from manual operation
Heat pump solution for industrial applications
GEA’s RedAstrum series is a standardised heat ammonia heat pump solution for indoor installation in industrial uses and local heat distribution networks. Distribution of heat to the users takes place via a water cycle. Heat exchangers, as they are already used in the efficient GEA Blu chillers, assure excellent heat transfer from the ammonia medium … Continue reading Heat pump solution for industrial applications
Making new functional polymers for 3D printers
Chemical engineers at the University of Melbourne have claimed to have found a way to 3D print smart polymers (or plastics) that can perform a function, in a way that is cheaper, cleaner and more accessible than previous iterations. These smart and functional polymers that are being produced by Dr Luke Connal and his team … Continue reading Making new functional polymers for 3D printers
Xenophon will block 25 per cent company tax
A Coalition plan for a company tax rate of 25 per cent within a decade now seems unlikely, with the Nick Xenophon Team’s three senators to vote against proposed tax cuts.
Over 120 jobs to go at ASC by November
121 workers at ASC will finish up their jobs in the next two weeks, a spokesperson has told Senate estimates, with the jobs shed mostly being contractors.
Call for abstracts – National Manufacturing Week 2017
National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2017 will once again showcase thought leaders in manufacturing in its central R&D Hub presentation theatre, Safety First theatre, and a range of co-located special events.
Former Tata British Steel suitor emerges as Arrium bidder
Britain’s wealthy Gupta family is reportedly interested in Arrium’s steel and iron assets.
iSeekplant Endorsements – Changing the Face of Plant Hire
With yet another major product announcement – iSeekplant are back at it again. Not too long ago, the company went live with their Endorsements system, which solves the hassle of finding good operators on the web. The platform lets quality plant hire businesses be acknowledged for their solid efforts. When a contractor is pleased with … Continue reading iSeekplant Endorsements – Changing the Face of Plant Hire
Cochlear boss says tax incentive cuts could send R&D overseas
Cochlear’s chairman Rick Holliday-Smith has said federal savings measures targeting R&D tax incentives could see the company move research activities a out of Australia.
Easy-To-Use Encoder Range Offers A Range of Positioning Possibilities
Many industrial and manufacturing applications require a simple, cost effective solution for accurate positioning in motion control applications – ranging from factory automation to control systems for mobile machines as well as the physical location of equipment. Essentially an electro-mechanical device, an encoder is able to provide motion control system users with information concerning position, … Continue reading Easy-To-Use Encoder Range Offers A Range of Positioning Possibilities
Tesla announces deal with Panasonic for solar cell manufacture
Tesla has announced an expansion of its collaboration with Panasonic Corp, with a letter of intent for production of photovoltaic cells and modules at Buffalo, New York.
Federal Treasury takes part in outreach on advanced manufacturing
Senior Treasury officials will visit Adelaide tomorrow as part of a new nation-wide program showcasing Australian success in advanced manufacturing. The outreach program, hosted by the CEO-led group, the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council (AAMC), aims to increase understanding among policymakers and opinion leaders about the opportunities and the variety of experiences of Australia’s globally competitive … Continue reading Federal Treasury takes part in outreach on advanced manufacturing
Tesla to make “unexpected” announcement today
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, will make an announcement on Monday, with various industry experts predicting it will have to do with improvements in the cars’ driver assistance abilities.
Packaging king urges companies to invest “in real things”, not fattening dividends
Anthony Pratt, the executive chairman of packaging companies Visy Industries and Pratt Industries, has encouraged other businesses to invest in expansion rather than boosting dividends to shareholders.