- Air Liquide
- APS Industrial
- atlas copco
- Automation Technology
- Automotive Industry
- BAC Systems
- CBC Australia
- cloud computing
- collaborative robots
- digital innovation
- food and beverage
- industrial automation
- Industrial Robots
- industry 4.0
- Mouser Electronics
- Occupational Health And Safety
- oil and gas
- product recall
- Robotic Automation
- universal robots
- SolidWorks 2014 launches in Australia
Being close to and understanding customers are important to any business. SolidWorks – owned by French software giant Dassault Systemes – takes this to the extreme, and claims that nine tenths of the changes made for its 2014 suite of products have come from users’ suggestions.
- Designing for sustainability with Autodesk
“The message that I like to get across is we as a company really see sustainability as a design challenge; as a matter of fact when I spoke yesterday at the conference I sort of challenged everyone in the audience to consider themselves as being a designer,” explained Jake Layes, Autodesk’s head of sustainability and clean technology for Asia Pacific.
- 2014 Endeavour Awards launch
Are you an Australian manufacturer? Of course you are. And you’re reading this because we want you to know that entries are now open for the industry’s leading awards program in this country.
- Benchmarking for success: Evaluate your company against others, not yourself.
Significant advantages can be gained through benchmarking and embracing this process should be an essential part of business. Put simply, without benchmarks how can your company tell what ‘good’ looks like?
- Can 3D printing rebuild manufacturing in Australia?
It’s not easy being a small business in the current manufacturing environment. The face of manufacturing is changing, and businesses are eager for technological advances that could give them a competitive advantage.
- Why lockout/tagout practices must be implemented in Australian companies
Lockout and tagout procedures are widely implemented and used in several Australian companies, especially large mining companies and some power stations.
- RS Components brings 3D design capability to engineers with DesignSpark Mechanical
DesignSpark Mechanical is a step in the evolution of the DesignSpark online resource hub for the engineering community.
- Ignore that machine at your peril
With electricity costs continuing to rise, many manufacturers are still failing to realise that compressed air is their most expensive utility.
- Sistema Plastics thinks outside the industrial box, builds global brand from New Zealand
This week I went to a business lunch and at one point the topic turned to the troubled Australian manufacturing sector. The woman I was sitting next to, a partner in a law firm, commented on how New Zealand seems to have such a strong manufacturing base compared to Australia and is behind many well-known brands.
- Regaining a Competitive Edge in Industrial Automation
More than ever, embedded software is playing a central role in intelligent device manufacturers’ go-to-market strategies.
- Growing push for additive manufacturing
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the future potential of additive manufacturing and whether it could even lead to the next industrial revolution.
- Pathways to high performance
The aim of the High Performance Consortium is to bring business people together to share ideas and learn from each other.
- Short-term profit seeking risks the future of manufacturing
In both the US and UK, policymakers have been excited to see a small but significant increase in manufacturing activity and exports. While growth in manufacturing jobs has been sporadic, the creation of skilled manufacturing work has been particularly noticeable in light of major job losses since the early 2000s.
- Lessons from Germany: The Hidden Champions (PART 2)
In part two of our Hidden Champions series, we look at how these companies are managed for the long-term, and Professor Hermann Simon gives some explanations for Germany’s strength in manufacturing, as well as the importance of the sector in profiting from globalisation.
- Innes Willox discusses Australian manufacturing, lessons from Germany in Q and A
According to this interview with Innes Willox, The Ai Group CEO, “Germany is in some ways a model for Australia when it comes to economic development, particularly around manufacturing”.
- SICK discusses productivity, process and innovation
From optimising factory processes to having a hand in massive movements of iron ore to checking in bags at airports: sensors are everywhere, making things work. So is SICK.
- Globalisation meets specialisation: The Hidden Champions (PART ONE)
Ahead of Professor Hermann Simon’s visit to Australia next month, we will be considering his “Hidden Champions” concept, which has been used to help explain Germany’s export success.
- Keech aims to match 3D printing with existing materials know-how
Castings and engineering solutions company Keech is currently shopping around for 3D printing technology, with a goal of having three units operating by year’s end.
- Setting the standard: Australia must choose an electric car charging norm
More electric vehicles (EVs) are hitting Australia’s roads, and more public charging stations are being installed to support them. What is missing, however, is an Australian standard or even a recommendation for charging connectors – the plug that joins the car to the charging station.
- Manufacturing Innovation Precinct looks to the post-election future
Though continued government support isn’t assured, META and its members are positive about by the precinct’s and their industry’s future. Brent Balinski talked to the Manufacturing Industry Innovation Precinct’s CEO Zoran Angelkovski about what’s next.