The program guidelines have been released for the new $47.5 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund. The purpose of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund is to help the Australian manufacturing sector transition to globally focused, high skill, advanced manufacturing. “Manufacturing continues to be a major part of our economy, but the sector needs to continue its … Continue reading Government helps to advance Australian manufacturing
In an effort to address commercialisation issues, the Federal Government will hand out almost $29 million to a range of business-research collaborations, as part of its Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) program. The grants are provided to apply research to solving industry-specific problems or developing new products or technologies. The $28.8 million grant will be … Continue reading $29 million grant to support advanced manufacturing
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda was a call to arms for Australia’s research and industry sectors to collaborate and drive our economy. One and a half years on, you’d be excused for thinking a few pages of notes were missing from Budget 2017. Specifically no comment was made about the … Continue reading Budget 2017: a glimmer of support for innovation and advanced manufacturing
With the move towards newer technologies for increased productivity and sustainability, the Australian industrial sector has lots of catching up to do with Tier 1 manufacturing countries. Steven Impey speaks to several key manufacturers for their thoughts. What is next for Australia’s machine tool makers? For several millennia, materials have been dug up and turned … Continue reading Issues and Insights: Weathering the winds of change
A frequently-used case study on what Australian advanced manufacturing encompasses – including a global mindset, high-value products and sophisticated technology – ANCA is a local manufacturers’ manufacturer. Co-founder Pat Boland told Brent Balinski a few things about what guides the company’s approach to innovation.
Success isn’t about just making things for a domestic market. Brent Balinski spoke to Michael Grogan, who recently finished up as CEO of Sutton Tools, about going global, and why the industry’s future is a bright one.
Though not a new term, “advanced manufacturing” has gained a lot of traction in Australia in the last year or two. There is no universal definition of the term, despite organisations all over the world making their own attempts to pin it down.
Advanced manufacturing company Quickstep Holdings has posted a $3.9m loss for the 12 months to June 30, compared to $11.2m for the previous year.
Advanced manufacturing firm SAGE Automation and Spanish shipbuilding giant Navantia have formed a joint venture to develop defence technologies for the Australian Navy.
RMIT Advanced Manufacturing Precinct ha become an authorised Okuma machine operation and programming training facility.
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.