SMC has joined the list of companies that form part of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), in a move that the company says intends to help Australian manufacturers in their transition to advanced manufacturing. James McKew, sales and marketing director from SMC– Australia and New Zealand said that the collaboration is a natural fit. “The industry … Continue reading SMC forms part of the AMGC to advance innovation
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the global organisation transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and oneM2M, the global IoT standards initiative, have announced they have agreed to work together to contribute to the creation and development of the industrial internet. Under this agreement, the organisations will promote the … Continue reading Industrial Internet Consortium and oneM2M partner on IIoT
The Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello joined The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, at the official opening of a new state-of-the-art business innovation centre funded by the NSW Government at Macquarie University. The Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business John Barilaro said the Macquarie University Incubator will bring university researchers together … Continue reading Macquarie University incubator launched
The Australian government has announced the commissioning of the first Australian-built Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart. According to the Department of Defence, the warship brings together the best of Australian and global technology to be one of the world’s most potent and lethal warships. She will provide air defence for accompanying ships, in addition to land … Continue reading Australia commissions its first air warfare destroyer
Andrew Donald Design Engineering (ADDE) has developed the first end-of-line automated palletising system for Australian standard pallets, which incorporates Universal Robots’ UR10 robot to create a collaborative and flexible palletiser. With most packing operations still finishing with an operator loading a carton onto a pallet manually, ADDE saw an industry need to find a solution … Continue reading ADDE launches Australia’s first automated, collaborative palletising system
Emerson is launching DeltaV Mobile, a new platform that leverages Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies to empower the manufacturing engineer of the future with the most complete access to real-time data, trends and insight to make better-informed, critical operations decisions – securely from anywhere in the world. The DeltaV is part of Emerson’s Plantweb digital … Continue reading IoT anywhere with Emerson’s DeltaV Mobile
Victorian Manufacturing Awards 2017 was presented in the Crown Palladium and rewarded the best Manufacturers in small, medium and large businesses. The theme for the event was centred around Australia’s drive towards growing advanced manufacturing – a concept that is gaining traction among many Australian manufacturers, especially the SMEs. The opening keynote address by Jake … Continue reading Advanced manufacturing to be a focus: Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards 2017
Australian companies pay an “Australia tax” of 7 – 15 per cent and are best placed to compete on value differentiation and market leadership, according to a recent report.
Metal additive manufacturing is on the march, but despite growing interest, technologies remain slow, expensive, and limited in what they can produce. Brent Balinski spoke to Carnegie Mellon University Professor Jack Beuth about what’s being done to change this, and what to expect from 2017.
Start planning now to reap the many benefits of connected manufacturing. There’s been a lot of noise over the last two years around the “Internet of Things,” or IoT. However, more recently a subcategory of IoT, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention. This brings together many key … Continue reading The Industrial Internet of Things: Why you need to get up to speed fast
According to a recent story in caradvice.com.au, the Nissan metalcasting plant is not only working but also thriving thanks to the move to electric vehicles. A new contract to supply vital EV engine castings for Nissan worldwide has seen it return to three shifts, seven days a week, with production at the plant increasing … Continue reading Nissan metalcasting expertise defies local car making downturn
Westpac and the Group of Eight (Go8) have partnered to offer the first program in Australia for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) to undertake employment with the Westpac Group during their studies. The STEM PhD program was established in recognition of the importance of the … Continue reading Westpac launches Australia’s first employment program for STEM PhD students
Faro Technologies, a global technology company that develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software, opens its new office in Brisbane, Australia. This move is part of Faro’s long-term growth plan and to increase its footprint in Asia Pacific. Faro’s customer base in Australia and New Zealand is growing. As such, this expansion is … Continue reading Faro expands into Queensland
ThyssenKrupp, one of the world’s largest steelmakers, has revealed that it was the victim of a ‘massive cyberattack’ earlier this year. The company was targeted by attackers from southeast Asia in what it has described as “organised, highly professional hacker activities”. The hackers were trying to obtain “technological know-how and research results”, according to the … Continue reading Steelmaker loses data during brazen cyberattack
According to reports, a major naval shipbuilding program in Australia has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of Danish company Odense Maritime Technologies (OMT) to redevelop shipyard facilities in South Australia. The move follows the announcement of French company DCNS as the preferred partner for the design of Australia’s $50 billion Future Submarine … Continue reading Major naval shipbuilding program gains momentum in SA
In June last year, it was announced that Australia’s manufacturing sector had achieved year on year expansion recording the longest unbroken period of growth in a decade. Although that sounds like good news, manufacturers now face another issue. How do they fill the open jobs with engaged workers who will drive the innovation required to … Continue reading Are millennials a manufacturing innovation opportunity?
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.
According to reports, Downer Rail has sub-contracted all manufacturing duties of 24 double deck Sydney A or Waratah class trains to joint venture partner, China’s CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Co, with Downer itself providing the maintenance support for a minimum of 25 years. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union criticised the award of the contract, saying … Continue reading Sydney’s new trains to be made in China
According to a report in The Australian this morning, HSBC has become the latest Arrium lender to sell its debt in the company. This latest move comes as voluntary administrators KordaMentha and advisers Morgan Stanley prepare to sell the remainder of the Arrium business early next year after divesting Moly-Cop to American Industrial Partners for … Continue reading HSBC set to dump its Arrium debt
Siemens and Mentor Graphics have announced that they have entered into a merger agreement under which Siemens will acquire Mentor for US$37.25 per share in cash, which represents an enterprise value of US$4.5 billion. This acquisition decisively extends Siemens’ leading Digital Enterprise Software portfolio with Mentor’s electronics IC and systems design, simulation and manufacturing solutions. … Continue reading Siemens acquires Mentor Graphics