- advance manufacturing
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Deakin University
- defence innovation
- economic growth
- Energy Management
- GFG Alliance
- Karen Andrews
- Queensland state government
- sanjeev gupta
- South Australia
- Swinburne University
- University of Queensland
- University of Sydney
- Western Australia
- CSIRO Opening the doors to robotics and automation
As part of National Science Week 2007, CSIRO is opening its robotics and automation laboratories in Brisbane for everyone to explore.
- NZ pushes for trans-Tasman partnership
WHILE the All Blacks and Wallabies were battling it out on the rugby field for the Bledisloe cup, Australia and NZ manufacturers put aside their sporting rivalries to come together at a special manufacturing forum held recently in Sydney.
- IT investment turns leads to growth
IF you happen to be driving a vehicle
equipped with an aftermarket harmonic
balancer, it probably came from Precision
Parts’ Wagga Wagga, NSW, manufacturing
- SAFETY: it really is your business
THE risk management process, as prescribed in legislation, is a strategic system that allows employers to identify OHS issues in their workplaces and to methodically control them by the best means available.
- Driving the SOA-enabled enterprise
THE drive right now for efficiency amongst Australian manufacturers is relentless. Not only must manufacturers continue to evolve in order to stay agile and lean, they need to reduce downtime in order to keep up their competitive advantages.
- Industry awards recognise manufacturing excellence
THE ELITE of Australia’s manufacturing industry were recognised at the 4th Annual Endeavour Awards held in Sydney last week (Thursday August 2), with Melbourne-based Production Parts taking out the Endeavour Award’s 2007 Manufacturer of the Year.
- Technology partner announced
GE Fanuc Automation has entered into an agreement with Pepperl + Fuchs North America, to provide interface components that create connections in industrial automation systems including Profibus-based analog signal transfer and digital fieldbus communication.
- Industry lifted in July
AUSTRALIA’S manufacturing activity lifted in July underpinned by stronger domestic demand, with the Australian Industry Group – PricewaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) rising 4.3 points to 57.4 (above the key 50.0 level separating expansion from contraction).
- Robotics innovation competition
STUDENTS from universities across Australia have joined forces with top manufacturing companies to participate in the National Robotics Innovation competition, with each participating educational institution having the opportunity to receive a fifty seat site license of Robot Studio valued at A$100,000, provided by ABB at no cost.
- New Magnesium casting process a boost to car industry
A joint venture involving CSIRO and three South Australian companies has been awarded a $1.95m grant to develop a magnesium casting process that will have significant benefits for the automotive industry and the environment.
- Crunch time for 306,000 young Australians
NEW research released Monday 6th of August reveals that more than one in ten, or 306,000 young Australians are either unemployed, want to work, or are under-employed.
- Reliability the key to dust filter systems
THE LOWEST cost components often have the largest influence on the reliable operation of dust collectors and knowing what makes a reverse pulse jet dust collector operate reliably is essential to preventing system failure.
- Australia first: SA company gets Defence ready
BEING both capable and flexible are key elements in attracting defence contracts, says the Amanda Wood, MD of A-Class Metal Finishers.
- High-speed door preserves safety
THANKS to Rite-Hite and Red Australia’s Traxion Drive System, FasTrax doors consistently operate at high speeds with maximum reliability for maximum productivity.
- Top tips for choosing a high speed door
Need to know facts to ensure you buy the right door for your application.
- See thru flexible doors
MTI QUALOS has introduced its new range of flexible see-thru doors, manufactured in Australia under licence to Sigerist of Switzerland.
- Rapid roll industrial doors
NERGECO’S latest addition to its range of rapid-roll industrial doors, the Forum Star 2, is designed for smooth traffic flow and safety.
- Defences to liability for defective products
The importance of quality control. Colin Loveday and Zoë Kimberley* report for Manufacturers’ Monthly.
- Safety awareness course
PSYCHOLOGIST Carl Reams has written and developed a nationally recognised cometency based course in Advanced Safety and Quality Awareness (AS&QA).
- Positively managing workplace injury
WORK injuries are a pain for all concerned and a drain on resources.