- 3d printing
- AI Group
- artificial intelligence
- augmented reality
- australian industry group
- Australian Made
- BAE Systems
- David Chuter
- enterprise resource planning
- industry 4.0
- Innes Willox
- machine tools
- medical manufacturing
- Mouser Electronics
- Research And Development
- University of Wollongong
- Weld Australia
- Women in Industry
- Kaeser Compressors celebrates 25 years in Australia
Next month will see Kaeser Compressors Australia celebrating its 25th anniversary. As Alan Johnson reports, the company has had quite a journey.
- Acquiring finance in today’s market
Interest rates are at an all-time low, but Australian manufacturers are still struggling to raise finance. Alan Johnson outlines some options.
- A master plan for expansion
What sorts of things draw clientele to a new business park? Brent Balinski spoke to MAB Corporation’s Tony Blazevic about how the company hopes to lure “smarter forms of manufacturing” and other industries to the Merrifield development 30 km from Melbourne’s CBD.
- Tough tablet pushes the boundaries
Panasonic has a pedigree of ruggedised electronics – their Toughbook laptops are the stuff of remote mining site lore. Branko Miletic reviews the latest addition to this range.
- The government’s focus on innovation is too narrow
The emphasis the Turnbull government is placing on innovation is very welcome. It is innovation, the successful application of new ideas, which will underpin our future competitiveness and productivity.
- Material differences
High-tech start-ups seem to be the flavour of the month. Brent Balinski spoke to serial entrepreneur Chris Gilbey from graphene technology start-up Imagine Intelligent Materials about the importance of new businesses, and about what’s on the horizon for Imagine IM.
- Solidworks launches its spring design collection
Spring is here, which, among other things, means that 3D software company Solidworks is currently showcasing the latest version of its product suite.
- 2015: When Tier 1 tools become accessible to all and level the playing field
Robert Frandsen, Managing Director of InfoMotion explains how the barriers between market players are coming down.
- Stepping up to the challenge
The writing is on the wall for Australian car component makers. But, while some will surely die in the next couple of years, others are redirecting their energies to new challenges. Hartley Henderson writes.
- Diesel fumes and your health: VW cover-up shows we need to test local cars
Volkswagen has been systematically fixing its diesel cars to be clean during vehicle testing in the United States and then pollute more heavily when on the road.
- Controlling mechanical loads in milling
In milling operations, choices of tooling and cutting parameters affect the generation, absorption, and management of heat in the interrupted cutting conditions that characterise the milling process. Patrick de Vos writes.
- Dealing with Australia’s STEM shortage
An Australian program, which links schools with industry in a collaborative environment, is successfully engaging students in an engineering future. Alan Johnson reports.
- CAD software and the need to keep up to speed
CAD software companies work tirelessly to make the process of designing as fast and efficient as possible, however, many users are not keeping up to date on enhancements.
- Free trade agreements fail to boost Australian agriculture and food manufacturing
Many claims are made that Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with select trading partners will benefit Australian agriculture. OECD statistics say otherwise.
- Turnbull has an opportunity to make Australia a science nation
Australia’s new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, talked a lot in Monday night’s press conference about the future of Australia.
- Australian made means ‘Australia suitable’
Buying Australian isn’t always about ‘supporting’ local industry. Often it’s more about checking what’s available and realising the locally made product is better than the import.
- Industrial Internet of Things – revolution or evolution?
Those who have prepared for the IIoT trend can consider its growth as a natural progression of their current practices and successes, rather than a disruptor.
- Our brilliant emigrants: still an asset back home
There are countless examples of Australians leaving the country and achieving spectacularly overseas. Is it right to consider this a brain drain? Brent Balinski collected some perspectives.
- Factories of the Future, Sydney 2015 [PODCAST]
Keynote speaker, Herbert Hermens shares his insights into how collaboration can improve the manufacturing process as well as the ongoing challenges faced by the sector.
- Research funding fraught with hurdles and dead-ends
The long-awaited Innovative Manufacturing CRC will get underway in earnest this month, during a period in which the spotlight is very much on getting more bang for the country’s research buck. Brent Balinski spoke to the UTS’s Professor Roy Green about Australia’s innovation system.