- AI Group
- building products
- David Chuter
- demand response
- flow power
- Geoff Crittenden
- industry 4.0
- Innes Willox
- lockheed martin
- Weld Australia
- Women in Industry
- Manufacturing in the age of the app
Manufacturers can use mobile apps to manage their processes, hook new customers and improve their products’ user experience.
- It’s time to weigh the cost and benefits when it comes to the car industry
Carmaker Holden will receive a $275 million government package, in return for committing to stay in Australia until 2022 and promising it will invest $1 billion.
- From ideas to profitability
FEA can be used to validate and simulate products such as calculating force required in a hydraulic cylinder.
- Ever expanding role for 3D printing
The ‘sky’s the limit’ cliché is much used, but when it applies to 3D printing, it is a befitting phrase with huge potential for manufacturers.
- Don’t guess with carbon tax
Now that the carbon tax has been approved by Parliament, companies should shift their attention to limiting the costs of paying the tax.
- Are food companies ignoring safety warnings?
Picture this scenario: Company A experiences an outbreak of something in its food which causes masses of its products to be recalled, resulting in huge losses for the company’s profits, production and reputation.
- Is food safety getting worse?
With the risk of food contamination increasing, producers, manufacturers, retailers, regulators and the consuming public all continually raise the bar for food safety. The variety of potential contaminants that must be detected across the food supply chain complicates screening procedures.
- 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.