• Strange but true: spiders cause Mazda recall

    March 14, 2011 0 comment

    Over 50,000 Japanese-made Mazda cars are being recalled in the United States due to sightings of the yellow-sac spider, which has been building homes in the fuel tank.

  • Services are killing manufacturing: RBA chief

    March 14, 2011 0 comment

    The head of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)’s economics group, Philip Lowe, has painted a bleak picture for Australian manufacturing, claiming the strong Aussie dollar and the growing services sector will crush local companies.

  • Do you have old videos, photos documenting the history of manufacturing?

    March 10, 2011 0 comment

    Manufacturers’ Monthly is looking for videos and photos that document the Australian manufacturing industry over the last 50 years, to help us celebrate our 50th birthday in May 2011.

  • Diesel Territory could save Ford

    March 10, 2011 0 comment

    After receiving $20 million of government-funded money to build a whizz-bang new casting plant in Geelong, Ford has shocked the industry by almost halving production time for its classic Falcon due to seriously decreased demand.

  • How to avoid product recalls using smart technology

    March 1, 2011 0 comment

    ERP systems can help ensure quality control checks are done at the right time in the manufacturing process, lessening the likelihood of costly recalls. Rob Stummer writes.

  • ‘Shocking’ energy report reveals supplier distrust

    February 23, 2011 0 comment

    A report released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) called ‘Energy shock: confronting higher prices’, shows manufacturing companies are resigned to electricity prices skyrocketing in the future, with 30% of survey respondents suspecting energy cost will rise by up to 20% over the next two years.

  • Industry green as fund scrapped

    February 21, 2011 0 comment

    The Government’s decision to scrap the Green Car Fund is bad news for the Australian economy, with car-makers urging Gillard to look to the future.

  • Keeping motors running

    February 4, 2011 0 comment

    Diagnosing motor problems before they arise is best done through regular inspections, helping to save money and increase uptime, Annie Dang writes.

  • Simulation: promise vs. reality

    February 4, 2011 0 comment

    Engineering simulation can cut manufacturing costs and time but working out a favourable ROI is one of the technology’s many challenges, writes Stephanie McDonald.

  • Manufacturers helping those in need

    February 4, 2011 0 comment

    The Queensland and Victoria floods have reaped havoc on Australian businesses across the East, with manufacturers banding together to lend a hand to their brothers in need.

  • Robots: finding a good match

    February 4, 2011 0 comment

    When choosing the right industrial robot, having the right approach can lowers costs of investment and lift production efficiencies, Annie Dang writes.

  • Manufacturers helping those in need

    February 4, 2011 0 comment

    The Queensland and Victoria floods have reaped havoc on Australian businesses across the East, with manufacturers banding together to lend a hand to their brothers in need.

  • Keeping motors running

    January 27, 2011 0 comment

    Diagnosing motor problems before they arise is best done through regular inspections, Annie Dang writes.

  • Simulation: promise vs. reality

    January 24, 2011 0 comment

    Engineering simulation can cut manufacturing costs and time but working out a favourable ROI is one of the technology’s many challenges, writes Stephanie McDonald.

  • Teach a man to fish

    December 3, 2010 0 comment

    An innovative Australia-first training program will show ten lucky Queensland manufacturers that if you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime. Margaret Tra writes.

  • Coverity Scan 2010 Open Source Integrity Report Reveals High Risk Software Flaws in Android

    November 19, 2010 0 comment

    Coverity, the software integrity leader, announced today the results of the Coverity Scan 2010 Open Source Integrity Report. This report is the result of the largest public-private sector research project focused on open source software integrity, originally initiated between Coverity and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2006. The results from the 2010 edition of the Coverity Scan Open Source Integrity Report detail the findings of analyzing more than 61 million lines of open source code from 291 popular and widely-used open source projects such as Android, Linux, Apache, Samba and PHP, among others.

  • Pharma to get well soon

    November 9, 2010 0 comment

    Australia’s pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, called ‘the cornerstone of the knowledge economy’, will help our economy rise from the ashes.

  • Safeguarding your business against supply chain disasters

    November 1, 2010 0 comment

    Accenture gives tips on safeguarding your supply chain against the most uprooting of natural and man-made disasters. Sarah Falson writes.

  • MESA raises MES awareness at inaugural seminar

    November 1, 2010 0 comment

    The first Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) seminar was held in Australia on 7 September and, according to the MESA Australian Working Group, productivity, competitiveness and sustainability are the most significant trends for manufacturers in Australia.

  • More to come from Canberra

    November 1, 2010 0 comment

    WHILE a number of manufacturers may have been upset regarding the outcome of the recent federal election, no one can deny Senator Kim Carr’s commitment to Australia’s manufacturing industry. Alan Johnson writes.