• Fantastic plastic could help the environment

    October 12, 2007 0 comment

    A NEW membrane that mimics pores found in plants has applications in water, energy and climate change mitigation.

  • Opportunity knocks for Australian suppliers

    October 12, 2007 0 comment

    SUPPLIERS in the mining, manufacturing, defence and renewable energy industries will receive assistance to tap into major projects both in Australia and abroad, Australian Industry Minister, Ian Macfarlane, announced October 12.

  • Expanding nanotube knowledge promises practical devices

    October 11, 2007 0 comment

    TO FULLY exploit the tremendous opportunities that multi-layer carbon nanotubes could offer in the manufacture of nanoscale electronic devices, it is essential to understand their inner as well as surface structure, scientists at the University of Surrey have discovered.

  • Program gives insights into workplace safety

    October 11, 2007 0 comment

    AUSTRALASIAN tissue company, SCA Hygiene, will feature in this month’s WorkSafe Insights program highlighting the systems and procedures that led to them receiving a WorkSafe Award for workplace safety excellence.

  • Clean technologies fund up and running

    October 11, 2007 0 comment

    Investment in clean technologies such as renewable energy and water purification was increased with the Cleantech Australia Fund opening for business last week (11 October).

  • ERP for SMEs

    October 10, 2007 0 comment

    BOWEN & Groves has released the latest version of its M1 by B&G ERP software featuring a range of valuable new enhancements.

  • Schneider Electric is ‘FEX-ing’ the future

    October 10, 2007 0 comment

    IN A boost for sustainable manufacturing, Schneider Electric announced it’s proud to be a foundation member of the FEX-SIM initiative, which was recently launched by Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States.

  • Company wins International Steve Award

    October 10, 2007 0 comment

    BOWEN & GROVES, the developer of M1 by B&G™, a manufacturing ERP System, has won an International Stevie Award for Best Support Organization in The 2007 International Business Awards.

  • Air Warfare Destroyer Roadshow

    October 10, 2007 0 comment

    LAST week, the Air Warefare Destroyer (AWD) Program reached an historic milestone in the delivery of Australia’s next generation HOBART Class Destroyers by signing the Alliance contract between the DMO, ASC and Raytheon Australia.

  • SAM: your industry needs you

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

    STRATEGIC Asset Management (SAM), fixed, IT and facilities has become a critical management requirement for manufacturing companies, small or large, as financial and legislative compliance requirements start to sweep through the industry effecting cost and process re-engineering changes.

  • Siemens faces huge fines for ‘black money’ scandal

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

    Bringing an end to a months-long federal probe into the “black money” scandal at Germany-based semiconductor company Siemens AG, German authorities have ordered the company to pay fines and taxes of about $US538m.

  • Bradfield win confirms global future for Aussie invention

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

    FROM a prestigious engineering award to real commercialisation: a radical new CV joint design by Orange company Thompson Coupling is putting country NSW on the global map.

  • Financing to staying competitive

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

    Money makes the world go round, but with the present strong dollar and rising interest rates, manufacturers are finding it harder to make. Silvan Porcaro* reports.

  • Improving workers’ earning capacity

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

    WHEN it comes to issues such as staff and skills shortages, the manufacturing industry isn’t alone. It’s an issue faced by all businesses; trying to get more done with fewer resources.

  • Flexible financing options

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

    AUSTRALIAN businesses are always looking for more flexible options when it comes to managing their cash flow, and exposure to external impacts such as interest rates. Claimed to be a first time for an Australian bank, the Commonwealth Bank is offering businesses the opportunity to take care of both their lending and interest rate risk management needs in one simple solution.

  • Productivity centres opening up new ways of doing business

    October 8, 2007 0 comment

    AUSTRALIAN Industry Productivity Centres (AIPC) are now open for business, providing services to help Australian businesses strengthen their operations, enhance their international competitiveness and tap into global supply chains.

  • Commerical lift for Victorian Aerospace manufacturer

    October 8, 2007 0 comment

    MELBOURNE-based aersoace manufacturer, Production Parts, will expand its operations thanks to a $967,634 Australian government Commercial Ready grant.

  • Compressed air solutions in the palm of your hand

    October 8, 2007 0 comment

    COMPRESSED air expertise will soon fit in the palm of a hand, according to Australian air compressor designer and manufacturer, Champion Compressors.

  • Industry warned to keep their records safe

    October 5, 2007 0 comment

    WITH greater quantities of documents being electronically produced and stored by companies, the time and cost involved in searching for those documents is greater than ever before. Evan Petrelis reports.

  • Advance Metal Products supports innovation

    October 5, 2007 0 comment

    Advance Metal Products will once again be associated with the Manufactures’ Monthly Endeavour Awards as sponsor of the Innovative New Product category for the second year running.