• Flex tester with particle counter

    April 28, 2008 0 comment

    IDM Instruments has announced the latest improvements made to its Gelbo flex tester with the new Solair particle counter used alongside the machine.

  • RFID mobile technology

    April 28, 2008 0 comment

    MICROSOFT has unveiled Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile, a lightweight platform for a variety of mobile devices, which simplifies the development of mobile applications that expose relevant, real-time business information.

  • RFID developer kits

    April 28, 2008 0 comment

    UNIQUE Micro Design (UMD), a value-added distributor of “edgeware” devices and solutions, has released the SkyeTek range of RFID developer kits.

  • Machine hazards and risk assessment

    April 28, 2008 0 comment

    TREOTHAM Automation has introduced a dedicated service for performing risk assessment on any sort of machines – not only in relation to its control products but also the mechanical aspects of the unit.

  • Electric motor products catalogue

    April 28, 2008 0 comment

    BALDOR has published its first catalogue of stocked electric motor products following its acquisition of Reliance.

  • PLM/CAD seminars

    April 28, 2008 0 comment

    PLMA has announced a series of seminars on the recently announced synchronous technology from Siemens PLM.

  • Aussie inventors benefit from new patents database

    April 28, 2008 0 comment

    SENATOR Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, welcomed today an innovative new online database developed by IP Australia to make the breadth of Australian inventions more accessible.

  • Authoring software is designed to create a better product documentation

    April 26, 2008 0 comment

    SolidWorks launched its 3DVIA Composer product documentation software package at SolidWorks World in San Diego.

  • Reshaping Austraila’s aluminium industry

    April 25, 2008 0 comment

    AS THE world’s leading producer of bauxite and alumina and the fifth largest producer of primary aluminium metal, with exports valued at around $4bn, the aluminium industry plays a huge role in Australia’s economy.

  • Industry to sail on AWD’s success

    April 25, 2008 0 comment

    AUSTRALIA’s existing defence capabilities, and Australia’s manufacturing industry, are set to receive a boost with the development of the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD), replacing the aging Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) FFGs fleet.

  • How the sub-prime crisis can affect you

    April 25, 2008 0 comment

    IT’S a phenomenon that some experts are calling the “perfect storm” – the convergence of events emanating from the US that have thrown world financial markets into turmoil, and with rising inflation, has pushed Australian interest rates to decade highs.

  • Grant helps take garage doors to new heights

    April 24, 2008 0 comment

    AN idea to manufacture garage doors using a single-line production system has been achieved by South Australian company, Gliderol.

  • Searching for danger cracks

    April 24, 2008 0 comment

    SAFER transport for everyone could become reality after a research method examines the efficiency of new ways to find dangerous defects in vehicles including aircraft, racing cars and spacecraft.

  • Sustainable future for glass

    April 24, 2008 0 comment

    SYDNEY recycler WSN Environmental Solutions and joint venture partner Australian Glass Technologies (AGT) have developed a new glass recycling facility capable of processing up to 40,000t per year of previously unwanted glass.

  • Rising inflation offers many challenges ahead

    April 24, 2008 0 comment

    IT’S been more than a decade since Australia has confronted a significant inflation threat.

  • Lessons learnt from Collins experience

    April 24, 2008 0 comment

    AUSTRALIA’S defence sector, widely regarded as successful and dynamic, owes much to the Collins Class submarines, according to the co-author of a new book which provides a comprehensive history of the $6bn, quarter-century long project.

  • Off-shore production providing domestic benefits

    April 24, 2008 0 comment

    MORE Australian companies are finding that by establishing cost effective production facilities offshore they are better able to grow their domestic Australian business

  • New laser label marker released

    April 23, 2008 0 comment

    ROFIN, partner of Laser Resources, has released the new turnkey laser labeller, Label Marker E. The labeller has been designed with the high uptime needs of automotive assembly lines in mind, but are finding applications in several other manufacturing environments.

  • Sustainable materials assistant tool

    April 23, 2008 0 comment

    AS an extension to its digital prototyping solution, Autodesk has announced the Sustainable Materials Assistant – a software add-in available from Autodesk Labs.

  • One-for-all socket sets

    April 23, 2008 0 comment

    EUROPEAN tool specialist Wurth has released the all-new Zebra multi-use socket.