- 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
- Food industry standing up to challenges
As our largest manufacturing sector, the Food And Grocery business is a vital contributor to Australia. Alan Johnson reports on the outlook for the sector.
- Why e-invoicing makes sense
E-Invoicing is more than the sending and/or receipt of tax compliant invoices in an electronic format.
- Harnessing operational intelligence
Australian manufacturers face many obstacles, from rising costs to the tyranny of distance. As Denise Carson explains, operational intelligence has the potential to help them do things smarter and remain competitive.
- A nation on the cusp of a third wave: an interview with Ian Macfarlane
As the year draws to a close, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane discusses the major issues facing Australia’s manufacturing industry with Manufacturers’ Monthly’s Editor-at-Large, Alan Johnson.
- Ai Group sees another tough year ahead for manufacturing
While the Australian dollar is back to more sustainable levels, the manufacturing industry is still facing considerable headwinds as we move into 2015.
- What will “the future of making things” deliver?
The future of making things – including in architecture, manufacturing and multimedia – was up for discussion at the recent AUx event. Brent Balinski spoke to Autodesk’s Pat Williams and Scott Reese about some of the current disruptive forces in play and where they might lead us.
- Beyond the FTA: China still tough for Aussie companies to crack
During the APEC meeting in Beijing, President Xi Jinping announced China will spend US$10 trillion on imports over the next five years.
- Rise of corporate divorces leads to fleeting gains
For the global mergers and acquisitions market, 2014 has been a year of strong recovery.
- SolidWorks 2015 showcased in Sydney
The current suite of SolidWorks programs was recently launched. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s Sharon Toh and to the innovators at Forcite Helmet Systems about what’s new and why it matters.
- How FDA regulations are shaping the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector
Jonathan Wilkins of European Automation examines the implications of the latest update CFR21/11 to 21 CFR part 11 of Code of Federal Regulations of FDA.
- Government must support SMEs says RMIT’s Aleksandar Subic
In this broad ranging discussion, RMIT’s Dean of Engineering presents solutions than can help steer the manufacturing industry on to a different course.
- Engineering a future in manufacturing by listening to customers
A realization that it manufactures wire, not car parts, has helped Multi Slide Industries face the impending closure of the automotive industry.
- Manufacturers’ Monthly Material of The Month Part 3: Carbon Fibre
In composites, its strength to weight ratio is unmatched, and, if it can be made a little more cheaply, we might one day see it everywhere. Brent Balinski looks at some of the ways Australia is making use of carbon fibre.
- Quickstep looks to Geelong in automotive composites drive
Quickstep’s efforts to crack the automotive market received a couple of significant boosts last month. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s CEO Philippe Odouard about the potential of the Quickstep’s RST technology and opening a new auto headquarters in Geelong.
- Mental health on the job
Mental health is a big OHS issue. As Marko Turner writes, the benefits of establishing a psychologically safe and healthy workplace cannot be ignored.
- Automating can keep you ahead of the pack
Compac Sorting faced an increasingly competitive global market for fruit and vegetable manufacturing.
- There’s a lot to gain from mobility
Logistics businesses which have only dabbled with mobility in the warehouse should apply it across information systems and across the wider workplace.
- Trade deal with China? Yes, but…
The FTA with China has been under negotiation for 10 years.
- NORD rises to the occasion
Finding that its crane of choice was no longer available, an overhead crane provider was faced with the task of synchronising a new bridge crane…
- Understanding environmental sustainability in manufacturing
Australian manufacturers planning a long term future must go down the sustainable manufacturing path, if they are going to survive. Alan Johnson reports.