- additive manufacturing
- advanced manufacturing
- Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)
- atlas copco
- Australian Defence
- Australian Industrial Businesses
- Beckhoff Automation
- Black Sky Aerospace
- BSC Industrial
- Compressed Air
- Defence Innovation Hub
- digital transformation
- Endeavour Awards
- IBSA Group
- industry 4.0
- Madison Technologies
- manufacturing skills
- Mitch Chaffer
- Paddock to Plate
- schneider electric
- Seal Innovations
- Tools & Maintenance
- Weld Australia
How to avoid making buggy whips
Innovation might be a word some are sick of, but it remains essential for success. Melbourne-based manufacturer Trajan Scientific and Medical shared a few insights into what it involves for them. Brent Balinski writes.
Can the world’s biggest factory ever be fully green?
Like Henry Ford before him, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is taking a new approach to car making. Where Ford focused on manufacturing a car that the mass market could afford, Musk is keen to build a vehicle that the environment can bear.
Manufacturers demonstrate why more SMEs are looking abroad in the coming year
The future is promising for manufacturing exports, with economic conditions offering excellent opportunities for manufacturers. A number of recent developments have created these favourable conditions.
Academics do want to engage with business, but need more support
Universities today are under more pressure than ever to collaborate with industry.
In the words of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull:
Increasing collaboration between businesses, universities and the research sector is absolutely critical for our businesses to remain competitive.
Key enabling technologies – the focus of the World Manufacturing Forum
Over 550 manufacturing professionals gathered in Barcelona at the World Manufacturing Forum in May this year to consider Industry 4.0 strategies. Bruce Grey shares some observations.
Five ways the Coalition can get innovation back on track
Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda failed to resonate with the Australian electorate, but it is too important to be abandoned. The agenda can be recast in several ways.
What we really need from innovation in Australia
The tone of commentary about the appropriateness and effectiveness of innovation as a centrepiece of Australian government policy has turned from one of enthusiasm, particularly among the start-up community, to pessimism and even rejection.
New plant-based oil emerging for use in industrial products
A new plant based oil is being developed to replace petrochemicals in industrial products ranging from fuels and lubricants to specialty chemicals and plastics, writes Hartley Henderson.
Australian inventor wants to help you be in two places at once
The business founded by young engineer, STEM evangelist and entrepreneur Marita Cheng has just begun shipping its new product, Teleport. Brent Balinski spoke to Cheng about getting robots into our homes.
Has your food business tapped into government grants?
The importance of the food industry to Australia’s economic future is being recognised in the grant space, with a number of grant opportunities at both the Federal and State level on offer.
A labour dump is unlikely under the China Australia free trade agreement
Fears that the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will lead to a flood of Chinese workers in Australia are unfounded.
Echuca brake brothers bringing Aussie invention to market
Tested in demanding NASCAR and Touring Car racing environments, an Australian brake rotor innovation is ready for the market, according to the company behind it. Brent Balinski spoke to OzBrakes’ Colin Lagoon about the road ahead.
Do your homework before chasing export sales
Recent figures show that more Australian businesses are exporting, assisted by the lower dollar. However, there’s a lot to consider before considering any new market, as Christelle Damiens, founder of Exportia, told Brent Balinski.
How to keep more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
There have been myriad promises made by the major political parties over the years focused on funding programs aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Three reasons free trade has become a political football
Surveying democratic election results around the world, it’s clear the high water mark for globalisation has been met. Free trade, always questionable economics, is no longer good politics and in many ways has jumped the shark.
Is there a link between terrorism and engineering?
Studies have shown a preponderance of engineers among terrorist ranks, especially when we look at the relatively recent scourge of Islamist terror the world is currently grappling with. Branko Miletic writes.
Robots don’t just take jobs, they can help a new business grow
“Make an appointment for 4pm today with Gary,” I say to my assistant as I hang up from a promising phone call with a potential client. There was a time when you had to be high up in an organisation to have an assistant.
From the editor: Mood swings, sausage sizzles and manufacturing wins
So here we are, after one of the longest election campaigns in Australia’s history and the result is a non-result. Or should I say a non-conclusive result.
Volkswagen’s record settlement payout: treating the symptom not the disease
German car maker Volkswagen is paying out up to $15.3 billion to address the effects of the emission crisis in the United States. This by far the biggest settlement in the history of the auto industry.
Food makers finding success with a little help from friends
Contract manufacturing is on the rise in the food and beverage sector. While the practice holds attraction for both parties involved, it can also have its pitfalls and should be approached with caution. Matt McDonald writes.