Acknowledging what Australia’s manufacturers are capable of doing well – as well as what they’re not really cut out for – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia launched its first policy paper of the year last week.
The solutions have been designed specifically to meet the strategic objectives of manufacturers as they transform their operations to benefit from the Industrial Internet.
A Deakin University facility has built a carbon fibre line in Victoria and will look to supply the ultra-thin and strong fibres globally.
Connecting industrial operations to the internet could produce significant productivity gains worth an estimated $US10 trillion to $US15 trillion to global economic output, a General Electric study found.
A study from research firm McKinsey Global Institute, manufacturing is lifting global productivity and standards of living, but its contribution in terms of job numbers is decreasing.
The Adelaide Fab Lab, showcasing cutting-edge 3D printing technology, will be open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays for the next six months.
A new titanium additive manufacturing facility has been announced by CSIRO, as part of its Future Manufacturing Flagship.
The US’s General Motors, parent company of GM Holden, has announced that it will hire 3000 workers from Hewlett-Packard.