- additive manufacturing
- advanced manufacturing
- Australian Federal Government
- Australian manufacturing
- BAE Systems
- economic growth
- electric vehicles
- energy storage
- Jens Goennemann
- Lockheed Martin Australia
- machine learning
- medical technologies
- National Manufacturing Priorities
- Queensland Government
- Rio Tinto
- RMIT University
- South Australia
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Trade And Export
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Safe working practices handbooks
WORKSAFE has released two handbooks outlining the requirements of new regulations which formalise existing safe working practices in Victoria’s construction industry.
HR documentation underpins OH&S
Ray Schaffer* argues HR and OH&S functions must be fully meshed for the best protection of a business.
Protecting workers against dust and quartz emissions
CONSTRUCTION, mining, building material and glass manufacturers, agriculture, and foundry work are all occupations that are frequently at risk of dust and breathable quartz emissions.
Returning-to-work education website
WORKING on the belief that understanding is an impetus for change, a new website called the Return To Work Knowledge Base seeks to re-educate workers, employers, medical staff and insurers about taking too much time off work after a sickness or accident.
Warehousing goes mobile
TRUCKS and other road and transport have always been an important element in Australia’s materials handling and logistics industry that the drivers face increasing pressure to beat the clock to keep handling times down.
Sweeping will never be the same
SWEEPERS Australia, sole Australian importers of the RCM range of sweeping and scrubbing equipment, proudly present the “Slalom” – the latest addition to the extensive range of RCM ride on suction sweepers.
World’s fastest welding robot
ROBOTIC Automation will showcase applications for the world’s fastest arc welding robots on Stand 4802 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.
Carpet manufacturer cuts landfill
The world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet tiles has switched its entire Australian production to a new manufacturing process in a bid to cut the amount of old carpet going to landfill.
Locally assembled servo motors
A NEW family of locally assembled servo motors will be unveiled by drive solutions group SEW-Eurodrive at this year’s National Manufacturing Week.
Laser sintering materials
ARRK will showcase new Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) materials on Stand 2013 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.
Resin bench dispenser
UV Pacific will demonstrate a new bench dispenser for the accurate and reliable mixing of two resins on Stand 2204 during National Manufacturing Week at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 27 to 30.
Counselling after workplace tragedy could do more harm than good
Professional counselling and debriefing after a tragedy or life-threatening accident may actually create additional psychological problems, a mental health expert has warned.
Foster’s toast successful robots
NEW robotic palletising system has been installed at one of Foster’s Australian breweries.
Innovative companies get $23m funding injection
SENATOR Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, recently announced 40 Australian projects which will receive $23.6 million from the latest announcements of Commercial Ready and Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) grants funding.
Self-propelled pallet runner
DEMATIC has introduced an innovative pallet runner that combines the density of drive-in systems with the benefits of pallet-flow systems.
Materials handling handbook
ACCU-Sort Systems offers a new handbook: Auto ID in the Material Handling Industry.
Knockdown storage container
NAYLA’s KitBin is an innovative way to reduce freight and storage costs.
Laser distance measurement sensors
WITH measuring ranges from 30mm to several metres, three Allen-Bradley laser distance sensors from Rockwell Automation deliver non-contact solutions for error proofing, inspection, positioning, and measurement applications.
Remote vehicle monitoring system
OWNER of IGA Supermarkets and Campbell’s Cash and Carry – Metcash – has recently implemented a remote vehicle monitoring system in its distribution facility in Crestmead, Queensland.
Wrapping machines cut costs
MANUFACTURER Pacific Brands sought to improve the efficiency of handling processes and OH&S at its distribution centres and by implementing CHEPStretch, the company was able to reduce capital outlay, ongoing maintenance and wrapping costs as well as improve safety and productivity.