- Adhesives & Sealants
- advanced manufacturing
- Air Compressors
- australian made trademark India
- BAE Systems
- Building Material Manufacturers
- building materials
- Build Materials
- Cameron Dick
- CBC Australia
- condition monitoring
- CRC Industries
- Distribution Boards
- ELGi Equipments
- material handling
- Power Transmission
- Predictive Maintenance
- roller chain
- steel manufacturer
- supply chain
- Tools & Maintenance
- Women in Industry
- Can Australia still make cars? An interview with Ethan Automotive
It’s a brave set of people who decide to take on the challenge of keeping car making alive in this country. Ethan Automotive’s plans aren’t detailed at the moment, but they believe, with a little help, they’re up to the task. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s chief executive, Brigid Mahoney.
- CCTV and workplace safety
Organisations are increasingly recognising the value of surveillance cameras to help address workplace compliance and work, health and safety policies.
- Five technology trends manufacturers can’t ignore
In response to the need to drive efficiencies and compete on a global market, some clear technology trends have emerged in the manufacturing industry.
- Frosty Boy’s future in Asia looks bright
In not much over a decade, Frosty Boy has increased exports from almost nothing to three-quarters of its business, selling into nearly 50 countries. Brent Balinski spoke to CEO Dirk Pretorius about how they’ve done it, and why he sees 15 – 20 per cent growth per year as sustainable.
- When’s the right time for an ERP system?
A robust, fully integrated business management solution is a crucial piece of capital infrastructure. Yet, as Tony Howell writes, it is frequently overlooked.
- The 4 big technology trends for manufacturing
As we move into 2015, it is clear that manufacturers can’t stick with their old ways. Technology-savvy, alert and agile businesses will come out ahead.
- Don’t write off Australian manufacturing just yet
For Australian manufacturing, most of the news in recent years has been negative. However, there are still reasons to believe that the sector will survive.
- The right compressor for your business
Compressor technology has come a long way in recent times. But choosing the right machine isn’t a one size fits all game and it pays to choose wisely. Matt McDonald reports.
- Wave of the future? Thalmic sees huge application potential with gesture control armband
This week Thalmic Labs’ Myo armband, designed to bridge the distance between man and machine, began to be sold through Amazon. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s Chris Goodine about what the Myo offers, what it might be able to do in the future – including in factories – and why assembling locally is vital to Thalmic.
- DOES MANUFACTURING HAVE A FUTURE?
A characteristic feature of economic booms is that those caught up in the excitement believe they will go on forever. Australia’s recent mining boom is no exception. Following the pattern of resource-based economies, a commodity price hike increased our terms of trade without any special effort on our part – adding 15 per cent to our national income over a six year period while the rest of the world languished in recession.
- Rockwell Collins brings high-tech JSF manufacturing to Australia [INCLUDES VIDEO INTERVIEW]
Last Friday US-based avionics company Rockwell Collins formally opened the new Australian facility for making its ultra-high tech sensor and lens assemblies. Brent Balinski spoke to the company about the Lane Cove factory expansion.
- Pedders spring into 3D metrology
Hi-Tech Metrology, representative for leading metrology and scanning technology brands, delivers turnkey metrology projects and systems to clients.
- From car makers to confectioners to construction: CME’s drive to diversify
The looming end of Holden, Ford and Toyota is a huge issue for the companies’ suppliers specifically and manufacturing generally. Brent Balinski spoke to one auto parts maker whose “diversity beats adversity” attitude sees it well-placed to adapt.
- Five-axis CMM inspection saves time
Scanning probes speed up form-data collection and feedback to machining cells, reducing CMM fixturing and cut probe calibration time dramatically.
- Innovation key for Australian manufacturers
In uncertain times, you can earn a lot from those who manage to keep afloat. Hartley Henderson asked a couple of manufacturers about their success.
- Faulty drive? Who you gonna call?
The number of companies making electronic variable drives and servo drives has decreased dramatically. This raises the problem of what to do when they break.
- PTE Hydraulics delivers the goods
Good customer relations can provide the customer the benefit of good service and deliver the manufacturer insights into what products the market wants.
- Rethink Robotics to increase presence in Australia, up R&D spending on Baxter
Last month Rethink Robotics received a substantial chunk of new funds from investors, led by GE Ventures. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s CMO Jim Lawton about plans for investing in expanding into newer markets and improving its Baxter industrial robots.
- Manufacturers’ Monthly Material of The Month Part 4: Titanium
Tapping Australia’s titanium ore resources and turning them into the valuable light metal has been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. Are we any closer to making more from our ore? Brent Balinski reports.
- Bilby 3D opens new Sydney 3D printing shop and service centre
Bilby 3D officially opened their Sydney store and service centre this week. Brent Balinski spoke to co-owner Lee Bilby about the joys of being part of the 3D printing geek community, the democratisation of manufacturing offered by it, and about some newer printing materials.