• NMW 2008: one week to go

    May 20, 2008 0 comment

    A wide range of the latest manufacturing products, services and technologies from Australia and overseas will be showcased at this year’s National Manufacturing Week, which will be held next week from Tuesday May 27 to Friday May 30, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

  • Endeavour Awards: the next generation of manufacturers

    May 20, 2008 0 comment

    The finalists for the Young Manufacturer of the Year category for the 2008 Endeavour Awards have been announced.

  • Budget: little mention for manufacturing industry

    May 14, 2008 0 comment

    WHILE most readers would have thought the manufacturing industry failed to get a mention in Treasurer Swan’s first budget on Tuesday, there were a few minor references most would have missed in the small print. Following are edited versions of the relevant press releases I received from industry minister, Senator Kim Carr’s office.

  • Slow turning rotary actuators

    May 12, 2008 0 comment

    SMC Pneumatics has released a pneumatic rotary actuator capable of stable speeds as low as five seconds to complete 90º of rotation.

  • Aussie-made reach truck

    May 12, 2008 0 comment

    CROWN Australia has introduced the locally designed and built SHR5500 Series Crown power-steered Walkie reach truck.