- advanced manufacturing
- ARM Hub
- atlas copco
- Australian Business Growth Fund
- Australian government
- Australian SMEs
- BSC Australia
- CBC Australia
- CRC Industries
- David Chuter
- Engineers Australia
- Jeff Lang
- Richard Bills
- Steve Keown
- stimulus package
- Weld Australia
- Hockey’s IP inquiry another opportunity likely to be missed
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has asked the Productivity Commission to undertake a wide-ranging review of Australia’s intellectual property regime.
- Logo is a bargain buy
Manufacturers are urged to take advantage of one of our most cost-effective marketing tools – the Australian Made logo. Alan Johnson reports.
- HI Fraser reaps the spoils of war and peace
When it comes to leading from the front, there are not many Australian companies that can match the capabilities and focus of HI Fraser. And it’s these attributes that have made it a niche manufacturing success story, writes Branko Miletic.
- Tales from the frontline
In recent months I have met with manufacturers in western and southern Sydney, Albury, Wollongong, Newcastle, Geelong and Brisbane. At every meeting, I am asked what I am seeing and hearing in the industry.
- OHS – Are your workers fit for the job?
OHS is not just about providing appropriate safety equipment and procedures. Employers need to ensure their workers are (physically and psychologically) fit for the job. Matt McDonald writes.
- Government accelerates warship building in bid to prop up South Australian economy
The government has unveiled a centrepiece of its coming Defence White Paper, bringing forward a A$40 billion program to build surface warships, centred on the economically ailing state of South Australia.
- More than one path to compressor efficiency
VSD air compressors coupled with innovative finance options offer manufacturers the potential for lower total ownership costs. Jonas Holmdahl writes.
- Fire safety – 7 tips for manufacturers
As more manufacturers undertake rationalisation programs and centralise procurement services, the conversation around fire protection is changing. Bill Adamopoulous writes.
- The unmaking of the Australian working class – and their right to resist
The smart backpacker chooses his travel reading carefully, preferably a single paperback equivalent in size to War and Peace. That’s how in 1985 I ended up reading E.P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class by a pool at the University of California. Its story has stuck with me ever since.
- Avoiding seven common warehousing mistakes
Close attention to people, processes and the warehouse environment are the keys to effectively managing a warehouse. Rob O’Byrne writes.
- Why individual assessment of compressors pays dividends
Should you be investing in a dry-running or an oil-injected compressor? Beth Wood highlights the major advantages of each design and the applications for which they are best suited.
- Getting free trade right can be good for workers and exporters
Agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership could come as early as this week, with negotiations now focused on “the last few issues,” according to Trade Minister Andrew Robb.
- Manufacturers taking notice of production software
While ERP and SCM fill most IT industry pages, technology advances in production software is making manufacturers sit up and take more notice.
- Putting the profit back into your sales
USG says it has revolutionised the way manufacturers take their products to market by providing them with a lower cost sales option.
- Pneumatics – more than just hot air
While pneumatics systems do not have the force that hydraulic systems have to offer, they still have an essential role to play in many industrial applications.
- Chasing the ‘silver sliver’: making sure innovation doesn’t slip through our fingers
There are several widely-agreed upon facts about the current world economy. One is that value is being sourced to an increasing degree from analytic, inventive and creative ideas.
- The future of 3D printing lies in space and with an extra dimension
The concept and use of 3D printing is now well established, with a large selection of printers available today, ranging from your low-price small 3D units for home to the larger and more robust industrial printers.
- Politics force renewable energy manufacturer to look overseas
The right level of support for the renewable energy sector is a topic that will be debated well into the future.
- Is manufacturing redefining itself?
Technology now has such a big influence on industry that it could be driving how manufacturing is being repositioned around the world. Alan Johnson writes.
- Aussie startup races into new 3D printing niche
High-performance heat exchangers could be a new sweet spot application for metal additive manufacturing. Brent Balinski spoke to Conflux Technology founder Michael Fuller about an Australian-born innovation that’s getting worldwide attention.