APICS NSW is once again co-sponsoring a Women in Manufacturing Scholarship with the NSW Department of State and Regional Development.
The price of sheetmetal precision
New developments in sheetmetal cutting technologies are giving manufactures faster, more efficient options when it comes to cutting materials, but how much accuracy do you really need and how much can you afford? Katherine Crichton looks at the key differences between plasma and laser cutting.
Ethernet set to take more control
Electronic devices in automation are not only improving the reliability of safety systems, but are also enhancing production control. And now one network can be used to manage both. Katherine Crichton reports.
Driving energy efficiency standards home
WITH the knowledge that energy consumed by appliances and equipment is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, improving energy efficiency and reducing the impacts of climate change are becoming key concerns for Australian manufacturing.
China cuts export rebates
ACCORDING to Chinese reports, China has reduced the tax rebate applicable to a wide number of steel exports.