• Free trial new Inventor LT software

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    Autodesk has announced a technology preview release of Autodesk Inventor LT software, a new member of its Inventor family of software products.

  • RFID asset tracking goes solar

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    CALIFORNIAN Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company has recently begun deploying solar-powered Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers and signposts, enabling customers in the defense and commercial sectors to conserve energy and reduce costs while tracking supplies in real-time.

  • ThyssenKrupp Services purchases Apollo Metals Group

    November 20, 2007 0 comment

    DUESSELDORF-based ThyssenKrupp Services AG is expanding its aerospace materials services activities by acquiring a 100-percent stake in the UK-based company Apollo Metals Group, which includes Aviation Metals for an undisclosed fee from Murray International Holdings, UK.

  • Card printer service and support

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    PEACOCK Bros is now an authorised service and support partner for the complete range of Zebra card printers.

  • Hydrogen fuel cells

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    EMONA Instruments has been appointed the Australian distributor for the Berlin-based manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell teaching and research equipment, Heliocentris.

  • Welding strip halves weld time

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    SANDVIK has introduced a unique welding strip, Sandvik 24.29.5.LCu for overlay welding, which significantly improves welding productivity, reducing the welding time by half.

  • A new standard for toys and childcare products

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL Choice Australia (GECA) has recently announced the release of a new draft standard in the Australian Ecolabel Program for a period of public comment.

  • Updated safety catalogue out now

    November 19, 2007 0 comment

    THE NEW Brady Australia AS-7 catalogue has just been launched to distributors nationally, replacing the AS-6 Catalogue.

  • Fluke offers education grants

    November 18, 2007 0 comment

    FLUKE Australia has announced that it will donate new high-performance logging digital multimeters to educational institutions through a new Fluke education grant program.

  • SolidCAM 2008 set for launch

    November 16, 2007 0 comment

    SolidCAM, a provider of integrated CAM software solutions for the manufacturing industry, will launch its new version, SolidCAM2008 R12, at the Euromold show, in Frankfurt, Germany from December 5 to 8, 2007.

  • Exporters ‘down under’ on top again

    November 16, 2007 0 comment

    EXPORTERS are advised to take advantage of the international exposure and recognition afforded by Australia’s number – one ranking for the second consecutive year in the annual Country Brand Index released earlier this week, according to Austrade, the Australian Government’s export development agency.

  • Wireless communications for automation

    November 16, 2007 0 comment

    GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has introduced its new TranSphere Wireless communications product for automation needs.

  • Stainless steel air wipes

    November 16, 2007 0 comment

    EXAIR’s new stainless steel Super Air Wipe produces a 360° airstream that can blow off, dry, clean or cool the material passing through the centre.

  • It partnership brings RFID solutions to Oz

    November 15, 2007 0 comment

    IBM and OATSystems announced ealier this week that they will jointly deliver RFID solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Women in manufacturing Step Up

    November 15, 2007 0 comment

    FOLLOWING the success of the pilot program during 2007, the Women in Manufacturing Stepping Up Program, facilitated by apics NSW and subsidised by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development (DSRD), will be offered again during 2008.

  • New $5m Innovation Centre for SA manufacturer

    November 15, 2007 0 comment

    ELECTRONICS manufacturing company Redarc has recently moved into a new $5 million, high technology Innovation Centre at Lonsdale, South Australia.

  • 2007 trade teacher of the year named

    November 14, 2007 0 comment

    NICHOLAS Viney from Kangan Batman TAFE has been named the Manufacturing Trade Teacher of the Year at a ceremony held in Sydney ealier this month.

  • Broens expand with SA company purchase

    November 14, 2007 0 comment

    NEW SOUTH WALES based engineering company, Broens Industries, has recently purchased South Australian company Static Engineering.

  • Sydney and Melbourne united in Defence

    November 14, 2007 0 comment

    JOINT Venture company, Aerotech International, a combined Broens Industries and Metaltec Precision International business, has recently been announced by BAE Systems as a down selected company on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program for the supply of JSF rate tooling.

  • All purpose pallet turntable

    November 13, 2007 0 comment

    INDUSTRIAL Conveying has designed its own customisable pallet turntable for materials handling applications in warehouses and factories.