- 3d printing
- advanced manufacturing growth centre
- Clean Energy
- Deakin University
- electric vehicles
- federal government
- Queensland state government
- Swinburne University
- University of Sydney
- Western Australia
- NMW gets bigger in 2008
NATIONAL Manufacturing Week 2008 – now Australia’s only annual integrated manufacturing exhibition – will be back at the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour in a significantly expanded form in May next year.
- Smarter energy storage for solar and wind power
DEVELOPMENT of the first hybrid battery suitable for storing electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind is now a step closer.
- A sustainable footprint for carpet producers
A RESOURCE efficiency study is currently being conducted by the Carpet Institute of Australia with assistance from Sustainability Victoria.
- Infectious waste cleanup systems
NEW waste cleanup systems are being introduced by Enware Australia to help public and private organisations protect staff, visitors, clients and customers while complying with WorkCover code of practice for handling body fluid spills.
- Paddle-wheel flow meter
THE latest in paddle-wheel flow meters for continuous flow measurement and control has been released by Bürkert Fluid Control Systems.
- Black Belt know-how cuts truck queues
CHEP’s new express appointment booking service has proven that flexibility and efficiency can go hand in hand.
- Expanded range of bevel helical drives
BONFIGLIOLI has announced a major update and expansion of its range of compact and versatile A series bevel helical gearboxes.
- Compact panel-optimised drives
DANFOSS has introduced a new series of IP20-rated, compact panel-optimised drives with footprints up to 57% smaller and volumes up to 60% less.
- Pill press metal detector
MESUTRONIC, represented in Australia by Perfect Packaging, has introduced the Pharmatron 05A Touch, a metal separator for the pharmaceutical industry.
- Packaging machine
A SIMPLE and versatile packaging machine has been introduced into the Australasian market by Process Plant Network.
- Automatic packing systems
ACTIVE Weighing Solutions (Total Engineering Systems Pty Ltd) has been appointed Australasian agents for UK-based Pacepacker Services Ltd.
- Maintenance-free linear guide unit
FOR format adjustments, igus has now developed the new DryLin EasyTube maintenance-free linear guide unit, available in Australia through Treotham Automation.
- 2D and 3D welding
LASER welding exploits the capability to concentrate high energy in a very small spot, melting the material of the parts and creating a highly stable and resistant joint between them. The energy brought to the part is focused on the joint and therefore the heat-affected zone and the part distortion are minimal.
- Integrated motion solution
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has announced the availability of the VersaMax MicroMotion, 2-axis module, allowing users to easily integrate motion control, servos (or steppers) and low-end control into an economical package from one vendor.
- Integrated performance management solution
INFOR has released Infor PM 10, an integrated suite of performance management (PM) software that brings together business process applications from Extensity MPC and analytics from Systems Union MIS to provide a complete, closed-loop offering that can be used to improve operational and financial performance.
- Visual product communication and collaboration
CONCENTRIC Asia Pacific has been appointed as a reseller for Right Hemisphere and its Right Hemisphere 5 suite of solutions to the Australasian region.
- How to weld titanium
IT WILL come as no surprise to fabricators with experience in handling titanium that special consideration needs to be taken during preparation and welding.
- Company alliance a boost for oil refineries
INTEGRITY management system company Atemco and global technical services provider Furmanite have joined forces to provide a comprehensive leak and emissions detection and sealing service for one of Australia’s major oil refineries.
- One machining centre does the work of two
KURT’S VB 5X100 Schenke 5.1 clamping system allows one machining centre to perform five-axis roughing, face-milling and tapping operations to create the intricate three dimensional features of a custom mould cavity.
- Isotropic finishing process
BV Products has released a variant of the isotropic super finishing and polishing process for the race car industry.