- 3d printing
- AI Group
- artificial intelligence
- atlas copco
- australian industry group
- Australian Made
- Automotive Industry
- BAE Systems
- circular economy
- Compressed Air
- Donald Trump
- Energy Saving
- Innes Willox
- lean manufacturing
- Mouser Electronics
- United States
- University of Wollongong
- Women in Industry
- How 3D printing threatens our patent system
Remember Napster or Grokster? Both services allowed users to share computer files – usually digital music – that infringed the copyrights for those songs.
- Hacking a path forward with 3D printing classes
A 3D printing start-up wants to “educate and inspire” manufacturers and potential Makers. Brent Balinski spoke to Protoworks’ founder Hans Chang about 3D printing in businesses and schools.
- Addressing Australia’s design failures
Central to the success of world-leading manufacturers like Dyson and Apple, a design emphasis is something Australian engineering lacks. Brent Balinski spoke to Deakin University’s Professor Guy Littlefair about how the university is helping to remedy this.
- Prying open the public research treasure chest
This year will be remembered for many reasons, but for the CSIRO, it may be remembered as the year it was forced to get entrepreneurial.
- Innovation statement’s significant insolvency changes are well overdue
Those looking for the detail on insolvency changes announced in the Federal Government’s long awaited innovation statement won’t find it on the government website.
- Re-engineering Australia’s approach to innovation
The federal government will release its heavily anticipated innovation statement today. There’s been a lot of talk, but what hope is there of achieving anything concrete for the manufacturing sector? Brent Balinski reports.
- Profiting from the innovation of others? Why governments must manage the spoils of new ideas
The Turnbull government’s imminent innovation statement should acknowledge an element often missing in discussion of innovation policy – the role of government in balancing who pays for and who profits from innovation.
- Bridging the gap between innovation and investment
One of the recent efforts to bridge the gulf between research and Australian enterprises was last week’s launch of Source IP. Brent Balinski spoke to IP Australia’s Matthew Fenech about the new online platform.
- Five things about innovation Australia can learn from other countries
With the release of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s science and innovation statement expected in just under a week, expectations are running high, perhaps too high.
- Pick the low-hanging fruit to get tough on climate change
One might think – after years of focus on global warming – that all the easy measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions had been taken.
- Linking into the global supply chain
A simulation hub to help Asia Pacific businesses break into the global supply chain has launched in South Australia.
- You can’t do it all on your own, industry audience hears
Australia’s patchy performance in linking public research with private enterprise is an old story that has been receiving plenty of attention lately, including at last week’s third Factories of the Future event.
- What is innovation anyway, and why should you care about it?
Innovation means changing the way you do things. If you’re in business, it might mean producing a new product or service; introducing a new technology or operational process; instigating a new business model; or just changing the way you market your products.
- Harper response is good economics and smart politics
The adults are back in charge in Canberra.
- Swinging by Pier 9
Though you probably know it best for its industrial CAD/CAM/CAE software, Autodesk has done more and more in the way of maker-oriented products in recent years. Brent Balinski visited the company’s Pier 9 workshop to hear about what it learns from non-enterprise users.
- The evolution of safety in manufacturing
Consumer demand for the diversification and variation of products and assets has led to a host of unique safety challenges in the manufacturing industry. As the manufacturing industry has evolved, so too have the safety needs and requirements of employees on the job.
- Putting eyes in the sky on the cheap
Award-winning expat Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of earth observation company Planet Labs, is about to tackle his next challenge. Brent Balinski spoke to Boshuizen about the excitement around space start-ups, the agile aerospace approach to satellite manufacturing, and whether or not Australia needs a space agency.
- The top 100 manufacturers in Australia
This time each year IBISWorld delivers Manufacturers’ Monthly a list of the top 100 manufacturers in Australia. Alan Johnson investigates how the various sectors ranked on this year’s list.
- Is bland corporate leadership holding back our innovation nation?
Leaders of innovative companies aggressively invest in research and development (R&D) to create new products, services, and technologies – even if these cannibalise short-term profits. Unsurprisingly, companies that consistently innovate are more likely to survive in the long run.
- What is advanced manufacturing? The experts have their say
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.