- AI Group
- artificial intelligence
- Australian Space Agency
- Compressed Air
- Cyber Security
- industry 4.0
- Innes Willox
- rockwell automation
- supply chain
- Vocational Education
- Weld Australia
- Q&A with Gordon Slater, Byron Bay Cookie Company chairman
Gordon Slater, chairman of Byron Bay Cookie Company, speaks about the company’s transition from hand-made to machine production, and the important role exporting plays in its future growth plans.
- New standard offers safer, more economical storage systems
New racking standard moves from a “permissible stress” design philosophy to a “limit states” design approach.
- More transparency to boost manufacturing
While some Australian manufacturers are riding the present mining industry wave, many are missing out. However that could soon change with more transparent participation rates.
- Where analysis is not paralysis
Don’t allow your dated ERP system to become the proverbial tail wagging the dog; an ERP system should be able to grow with the business, for the life of the business.
- The shift to cloud computing
IN the last five years, cloud computing has evolved from a buzz word to one of the biggest IT movements to transform the industry.
- Advances in welding technology to lower costs
Advancements in digital controlled power sources are resulting in new welding process variants that can bring fabricators and manufacturers significant opportunities to improve weld quality, consistency and productivity.
- The future of laser technology
Solid-state lasers may not be the popular choice, however the technology is predicted to one day unseat the CO2 laser.
- Hurry, Endeavour Awards 2012 entries closing 27 February!
The deadline has been extended two weeks for nominations for the 9th Annual Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards, so it’s not too late to enter for your chance to be recognised as a great Australian manufacturing innovator!
- ‘Up-skilling’ our future: A Manufacturers’ Monthly Leaders Summit event
OVER the years I’ve spent writing for the manufacturing industry, it has become clear to me that our Manufacturers’ Monthly readers are all advocates of skills retention, training and development – because they realise the importance of keeping Australia’s manufacturing industry thriving in the future.
- Young minds and the young at heart
ROBOTICS specialist ABB is passionate about the securing the next generation of manufacturing workers. So much so, that the company is supporting the 9th Annual Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards, through its sponsorship of the Young Manufacturer of the Year Award.
- Young minds and the young at heart
ROBOTICS specialist ABB is passionate about securing the next generation of manufacturing workers. So much so, that the company is supporting the 9th Annual Manufacturers’ Monthly Endeavour Awards, through its sponsorship of the Young Manufacturer of the Year Award.
- Manufacturing workforces of the future
In times of critical skills shortages, older workers are providing a solution to labour supply problems for many Australian businesses, but only if employers manage to hang onto them.
- Australian standard to come for air audits
Air audits can provide an important means of establishing the efficiency of systems, however no Australian Standard currently exists for the conduct of audits.
- Dollar is painful but no predator
Despite the strong Australian dollar, exporters are continuing to supply overseas markets profitably, but it’s not easy.
- Cloud computing is not all fluff
Offering lower IT costs and improved security, manufacturers are starting to see real substance to cloud computing.
- OPINION: Hail the yellow vest
The car industry has been given a new lease on life, with funding securing jobs for years to come – and it’s not just because our PM fancies herself in a yellow vest.
- Australia’s handout-addicted car industry needs some tough love
The Federal Government will contribute millions of dollars to Australian car manufacturers Holden and Ford in an effort to keep Australia’s automotive sector afloat.
- OPINION: We will never abandon those who make Australia’s cars
The fight for Australia’s car industry is back in the headlines, with hard news at Toyota and open warfare in the Coalition. It could well have been resolved long ago. Senator Kim Carr writes.
- Manufacturing can benefit from advanced automation
Integrated Architecture facilitates the convergence of control and automation processes to streamline production and information management across an entire manufacturing or processing plant.
- Industry’s future in young hands
Manufacturers are being urged to think about internships and partnering with local work placement groups to overcome the present, and future, skilled workers shortages in Australia.