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Could robot submarines replace the ageing Collins class?
The decision to replace Australia’s submarines has been stalled for too long by politicians afraid of the bad media about “dud subs” the Collins class got last century. Collins class subs deserved criticism in the 1990s. They did not meet Royal Australian Navy (RAN) specifications. But in this century, after much effort, they came good. Though they are expensive, Collins class boats have “sunk” … Continue reading Could robot submarines replace the ageing Collins class?
A grim future for Arrium, Ford and Queensland Nickel workers?
The OECD report Back to Work Australia makes some grim predictions for workers who lose their jobs. That is the potential threat facing some 7,000 Arrium employees
A view from the frontier: turning hospitals into factories
Developments in 3D printing and associated software will empower hospitals and communities to fabricate, rather than buy, many of their solutions.
Tesla’s gamble on its ‘affordable’ electric car
Tesla announced what it calls its “most affordable” electric vehicle in the Model 3 last week. The car can now be ordered with a deposit of A$1,500in Australia (US$1,000 in the United States) but won’t be delivered until late 2017.
Whereto Industry Policy?
The recent announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to establish a new Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) headquartered in Adelaide adds a new dimension to Australian Government industry policy, crafted in the lead-up to a Federal Election.
The vision thing: why do we need robots that can see?
Linking computer vision with robotics is a tricky problem, but the benefits in places like factories, fields and the ocean floor are worth the trouble. Brent Balinski spoke to Professor Peter Corke of Queensland University of Technology about giving robots the power of sight.
Great start the key to company’s racing success
WHEN the starter climbs the platform for the world’s richest horse race in Dubai on Saturday night, what happens next will be in the hands of a small company more than 10,000km away.
Lithium: Australia needs to recycle and lease to be part of the boom
Australia is pivoting its economy away from resources like coal and iron ore, but are there other commodities we can bank on to take up some of the slack? In this “future commodities” series we explore the economic future for commodities we’ve always relied on, and some we haven’t.
Geelong to get country’s first graphene factory, put Australia at the forefront of ‘Internet of Things’
Australia’s first graphene factory will open this year, and its owner believes it’s cracked the code for making the nanomaterial useful. Brent Balinski reports on the new Imagine Intelligent Materials plant at Geelong.
German company supports domestic manufacture of Australian submarines
Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine System (TKMS) Chairman Dr Hans Christoph Atzpodien said that Australia’s latest submarine fleet should be manufactured in Australia.
How do we drive export growth in Australia?
Trade is a key driver of jobs, innovation and long-term prosperity for Australia. Increasing trade and investment is absolutely crucial to unlocking Australia’s future economic growth.
The government goes the full Harper on competition – now for sanctions
The government’s announcement that it will support in full the recommendations of the Harper Review on misuse of market power, is a victory for good competition law.
Far beyond rapid prototyping
Local medical applications using various methods of 3D printing have gained global attention, and some are arguably world-leading.
Meet an Endeavour Awards nominee: Gizmo 3D
This website will be profiling some of the Endeavour Awards contestants in the lead-up to the event’s gala dinner on May 12. Brent Balinski spoke to Michelle du Toit, managing director and co-owner of Outstanding Start-up candidate Gizmo 3D Printers, about the company’s aspirations.
The Middle East open for exports
The Middle East offers huge potential for Australian exporters, particularly as we look to expand and diversify our export markets away from Asia. Andrew Watson writes.
Desalination project opts for energy efficient compressor system
In constructing the Victorian Desalination Project, AquaSure chose to install four Kaeser DSD 238 SFC series frequency controlled rotary screw compressors.
Manufacturing opportunities abound across Asia
The recent China FTA is very good news for certain manufacturers, while others might find better returns in other Asian countries. Alan Johnson reports.
Cyber security for manufacturers
Manufacturers who think their computers will never get hacked need to think again. Alan Johnson reports.
To sack or not to sack?
IR and HR issues are some of the most complex areas of running a company today, but many manufacturers continue to treat them as secondary matters. Alan Johnson reports.
A heat exchanger Furphy worth believing
Furphy Engineering has a new reason to feel unique. It is the only local manufacturer using laser welding to manufacture ATEX plate heat exchangers.